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I created a bootable flash drive using Windows 7, Pendrivelinux, and ubuntu-12.04.2-desktop-i386. I tried booting from it after changing boot option in bios to USB. System shows no errors but boots in windows 7. I went to Disk Managment and the drive does not show up as bootable. Pendrivelinux completed showing no errors. What am I doing wrong?

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Use the tool named Universal usb from pendrive linux .com it works for me............

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That's what I used. Thanks for your reply – biff May 22 '13 at 23:45

When the USB is plugged into Win7, open it in the file browser and look for "wubi.exe". Click that and you should be able to boot into Ubuntu. This worked for a co-worker last week.

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Thanks, I tried that and no luck – biff May 22 '13 at 23:45

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