I created a flash drive with 12.04 Ubuntu on it, because I want to try it and explore it. I can't get my computer to boot from the drive. I used the suggested pendrive program to format the drive. I opened my boot menu when i started my computer and it didn't have the option to boot from the flash drive. Is there anything I can do or should I just give up and burn it to a disk?
You might have to enable the option in the BIOS. It should be petty obvious once you get in to the BIOS. This guide http://pcsupport.about.com/od/fixtheproblem/ht/accessbios.htm looks alright. I may be able to help more if you were to provide more information.