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I downloaded the latest version of Ubuntu Desktop for i386 since I like to run it on an older computer which does not support 64bit. I successfully following this tutorial on how to create a bootable USB stick. The computer boots the stick as expected and stops to let me choose between Try Ubuntu and Install Ubuntu as shown in the screenshot below.

Ubuntu bootable USB stick options screen

I have chosen the Try Ubuntu option. The option dialog disappears as the menu bar does. I waited for more then two hours but all I see is the background image and the mouse cursor which can be moved. When I press the power switch on the computer a menu pops up which offers me options to either shutdown or restart the computer.

How can I analyze the boot process in order to find out why the Try Ubuntu feature does not work?

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First, you should try downloading another ISO and with another USB stick, also you can verify the checksum of the ISO. –  Lucio Mar 2 '13 at 21:04
    
And second, if that doesn't work, this question should instead be filed as a bug report, and as such is off-topic. Take a look at the instructions on filing a bug report. Thanks! –  Lucio Mar 2 '13 at 22:19
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I verified the MD5 hash of the ISO. It matches with the given value on the UbuntuHashes website. –  JJD Mar 3 '13 at 22:03

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