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I put the Ubuntu .iso file onto a USB drive. I went into BIOS. I changed the boot sequence to put "removable device" first. I did everything the page asked me to do, but the computer did not seem to recognize there was anything else but Windows when I restarted the computer. Is there something else besides the iso file that I need?

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you need to use to make bootable usb disk

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I can confirm, this is best tool to make bootable USB. – Zero Nov 10 '12 at 16:29
@zero i think this guy didnt excract iso to usb . i think he only put iso to usb – user84277 Nov 10 '12 at 16:31
Thank you all for your response. Enes is right. I just copied the iso to the usb, which didn't seem to make sense, but that is what is on this page: I probably misinterpreted "Put Ubuntu onto your USB flash drive" as "copy and paste" Yesterday I discovered UNetbootin, which installed Ubuntu onto my usb. I successfully booted today, much to my delight. – Paul Nov 13 '12 at 15:19
can you confirm my answer if it is true @Paul – user84277 Nov 13 '12 at 20:40
yes, your answer is true. I did not extract iso to usb. I just copied and pasted. It is also true that I needed to use linuxlive or UNetbootin to make a bootable usb disk. This thread might seem obvious to some, but there are probably going to be quite a few new people like me who have this problem, so maybe it will be of help to them. – Paul Nov 14 '12 at 2:21

Also, if you want another way of choosing boot device, usually holding F12 when your computers starting up will open the boot menu that you can select your USB from, just a little faster than going into BIOS.

Other than that, what Enes said.

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