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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: . 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. 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
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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