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I cant seem to load ubuntu 12.10 onto my new system. It uses the ASRock pro4-M motherboard and an Ivybridge Core I3 precessor. With no hard drive initiallly connected the computer wont boot from the ISO image. When I connect a reformated formerly XP HD I get ntldr is missing.

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  1. Just to rule out one possibility, did you use a proper CD burning software (Brasero, Nero, Roxio, Deepburner) and set it to burn a bootable ISO? (As opposed to a standard data CD.) I only ask because it's a common mistake among newer users.

  2. Did you change the boot order in your BIOS? F2, F10, & Esc are common keys to get to the BIOS Setup &/or Boot menu.

  3. I'm not aware of any compatibility issues with that hardware.

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Users also need to check the md5sum of the downloaded iso: help.ubuntu.com/community/HowToMD5SUM . The DVD should then be burnt as a bootable disk at the slowest possible speed for the best chance of a reliable burn. It does seem like Richard has copied the iso to a data disk however: "boot from the iso image" is not a trivial exercise for the uninitiated and requires the installation of a separate boot loader - much easer to burn the iso as a bootable disk and use that instead. –  fabricator4 Oct 21 '12 at 2:17
    
Also, in reference to the ntldr issue, I've detailed a fix on ubuntuforums. Just follow the link, then follow the directions. You will need to create an account in order to download the file. ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1603143&highlight=ntldr Tomorrow, when I'm on an actual PC, I 'll clean this up a bit by putting the actual directions here and then providing a link. –  Argusvision Oct 21 '12 at 2:33
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Thanks, I used the right burner but I burned it as data instead of write ISO under tools in the program. When I burned it the right way it all worked out. –  Richard Gordon Oct 21 '12 at 2:50
    
Good to hear. Please take the time to mark the answer accepted if it helped. –  Argusvision Oct 21 '12 at 3:02
    
I highlighted the checkmark, I hope that does it for you. –  Richard Gordon Oct 22 '12 at 4:56

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