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I'm a college student majoring in computer science and I thought it was finally time to switch to a "computer scientists" operation system. I decided to try ubuntu first because it seems like the easiest and most popular distro. I made a live usb using LiLi,Univerasl USB Installer, and Unetbootin. All give me the same error when booting from USB SYSLINUX 4.06,(copyright info).

I have seen that many people have had this problem before and I haven't seen someone post a clear step by step solution yet. When posting your suggestions please remember that I am completely new to this OS and please excuse any of inexperience.

  • OS: Windows 7
  • Model: Acer Timelinex ect.
  • USB: Sandisk 8gb

Other Info:
I have tries reformatting and waiting for almost 2 hours. I would make a live CD but I don't have any clean DVD's only CD's and Ubuntu cant fit on a standard CD.

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You don't need a CD to make a live CD, just install it on a regular USB-stick – Alvar May 31 '13 at 22:44
Is that not what "burning" it on your USB is? I listed the programs i used above. – user2420736 Jun 1 '13 at 13:03
You also wrote you were out of DVD/CD for a new live CD. Please clear up your question. – Alvar Jun 1 '13 at 20:29

Make sure you have in the bootable usb a folder called syslinux and not isolinux if so, rename it and change : the isolinux.bin to syslinux.bin and syslinux.cfg to isolinux.cfg // you'll find them in syslinux folder

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