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I have just built a new computer I've never installed Linux on a computer before.

booting from my usb come up with "error loading operating system". I am trying to install it on my new 64gb SSD, it has nothing on it. looked through some of the previous forums but most of theirs have been because they have already got windows already installed on it.

Could someone please help?

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What tool did you use to make the USB key, that didn't warn you about the NTFS filesystem? – Gabriel Sep 22 '13 at 19:04

First you have to make you USB bootable with UNetbootin and then in your BIOS set boot priority to boot first from your USB. Then it should work fine. After you install Ubuntu, remove your USB and pc should boot into the Ubuntu installed on your drive.

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Universal USB Installer can also be used to make bootable ubuntu usb, which is a tool prescribed in Ubuntu website. – TheKojuEffect Jan 30 '13 at 11:59
did you set up bios correctly? – tikend Jan 30 '13 at 13:02
My housemate suggested I try it in FAT32 format instead of NTFS and it worked right away – user127259 Jan 30 '13 at 18:01
of course. i forget to tell you this. usb will not boot from ntfs, only from fat32. – tikend Jan 31 '13 at 8:00
@user127259 please post your solution as an answer and mark it as the solution / best answer :) – Smile4ever May 23 '15 at 9:53

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