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I want to install the ubuntu 12.10 or 12.04 desktop for my new pc.

steps: I created a bootable usb, config the bios to boot from the usb drive. press "try ubuntu before you install it" ubuntu 12.10 and 12.04 on my new desktop, it is failed.

what i tried after failed: 1. I have tested the usb drive image without any error. 2. There are guys suggested to disable secure boot for UEFI bios, tried but failed. 3. I tried pressing F2 to see the log, it shown as below generating localed.... DONE and the process is hanged.

Can anyone give me some advice?

thank you!

config: mb: asrock h77 pro4/mvp
cpu: xeon e3 1245


try then install, coz people recommended that try ubuntu before installation.

it can make sure ubuntu run on your desktop.

to Luis Alvarado: i read the recommended post(to disable Secure Boot), still cant solve my problems

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marked as duplicate by Luis Alvarado, Stephen Myall, hhlp, Chris Wilson, Scaine Jan 14 '13 at 21:05

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Pressing "Try Ubuntu before you install it" does not install it. You need to select 'Install Ubuntu 12.x' instead. –  Mochan Jan 13 '13 at 11:45
    
Why is it failing, can you describe where are you getting stuck or what do you see on the screen? Any error messages or faults? –  Bruno Pereira Jan 14 '13 at 10:33
    
@Mochan Or select Try Ubuntu and then run the installer from the desktop. –  Eliah Kagan Jan 14 '13 at 23:57
    
i can install ubuntu after dsiconnect the dvd-rom –  michel Jan 15 '13 at 4:25

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What options are there when booting Ubuntu from a USB or CD?

You have two options when booting from a bootable USB or using a LiveCD.

The first option is:

Try Ubuntu

Try Ubuntu

The Try Ubuntu option allows you to try Ubuntu without permanently installing it and altering your system. It creates a environment, run by the files on your CD/USB and using the hardware on your computer. While in this state, your hard-disk is not affected and no changes are permanently made to your system.

The second option is:

Install Ubuntu

Install Ubuntu

The Install Ubuntu option permanently (unless you want to remove it) installs Ubuntu onto your computer, and from that point on will use your hard-drive to save files and to operate off. If you choose to dual-boot with Windows or OS X, you are able to choose which one to start at the boot of your computer.

Which should I use?

  1. If you are looking to test Ubuntu, you should:

  2. If you wish to permanently install Ubuntu, you should:

    • Choose the Install Ubuntu option, and
    • Run it alongside (dual-boot) Microsoft Windows, Apple OS X, or another OS you have installed, or
    • Replace your old OS with Ubuntu. Please not that this will remove all files and data on the other OS.

Depending on what you want to do, you must choose the right option!

Good luck!

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i already tested "Try Ubuntu" option but failed by a bootable usb. Is there any other options ? thanks –  michel Jan 13 '13 at 15:01
    
Do you want to install Ubuntu, or just try it? –  Mochan Jan 14 '13 at 0:12
    
This has nothing to do with what the user is complaining about. pretty sure he knows how to boot either to try or install, but something is going wrong. –  Bruno Pereira Jan 14 '13 at 10:32
    
to Bruno Pereira when i choose try ubuntu before install it, there is only black screen with blinking underscore....then it stop blinking.... –  michel Jan 14 '13 at 11:47
    
when i can boot into the ubuntu loading screen, and i pressed F2, the screen shown: stdin: Not a typewriter stdin: Not a typewriter Generating locales... en_US.UTF-8... done Generation complete. then stoped there. –  michel Jan 14 '13 at 11:59

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