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I am trying to install ubuntu 12.04 (clean install) on a system that already has 11.10. But while i insert the usb and try to boot from it get "Boot error" on a black screen.

I previously installed 11.10 on the system from usb; so it means that my motherboard supports booting from usb-device.

Any help.

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The problem is not in Ubuntu or Live USB creator softwares. The problem is in ur BIOS settings.

Go to BIOS boot menu.

Search for 'USB Mass Storage Emulation type'.


Change it to:<All Fixed Disc>

or something similar

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thanks a lot; i was able to install by making the suggested changes to BIOS. – Ankit Nov 18 '12 at 13:40
i am new to bounties.. I have accepted your answer but I am not sure how do i give the bounty to you. – Ankit Nov 19 '12 at 11:36
it is done, thanks :) – Ankit Nov 20 '12 at 15:17

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