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I am trying to install Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 on my laptop. It just failed on the entry selection step(to select installation or try it first).

However, when I tried it on my desktop computer, the installation went smoothly .

I've thought of that and got a few clues.

  1. My Desktop computer had Window XP installed already, while my laptop has only got Linux(Fedora 14)
  2. Is there a laptop version of Ubuntu? And I just downloaded the wrong one?

Thanks for any suggestion!

PS: My laptop is ASUS K42J, RAM size is 2G.

I am using liveusb to create the usb stick.

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Specify the following details: 1. exact type of the laptop, 2. amount of RAM – Frantique Oct 1 '12 at 8:40
Having wahtever OS don't affect your installation(even windows) and there is now special laptop version of Ubuntu. Please provide the full features of tour laptop and if you can try the alternate cd it may solve your problem. download from here – user61928 Oct 1 '12 at 8:49

Are you able to see if your USB stick is a valid boot option in your BIOS?

Take a look at this article

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Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. – Eliah Kagan Jan 5 '13 at 9:21

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