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I am a new user of Ubuntu. I follow all the instructions to install it. It seemed to be successful. And I had saved some files in it. Somehow, I don't really see the GRUB menu when I start Ubuntu again. Still, it shows me the menu of installation/try/defaults. When I choose default (since I've installed), it enters like normal, but the files that I'd saved earlier are missing. Everything is like "newly-installed", everything is just new. Does anyone know what happen?

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fyi, i'm using Live USB method. – Adam Lim Dec 21 '12 at 2:36
If you are able to access BIOS, are you setting your USB to the top-priority in the boot order or booting of it? If you need more help, I can write a more detailed answer. Welcome to Ask Ubuntu! – Mochan Dec 21 '12 at 2:52

Make sure the USB flash drive is removed from your computer, and reboot. If it boots up, it should be working.

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