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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?

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How old is your computer? Even better, what model is it? – strugee Jun 11 '13 at 22:52
How did you create the drive? – psusi Jun 12 '13 at 3:22

You might have to enable the option in the BIOS. It should be petty obvious once you get in to the BIOS. This guide looks alright. I may be able to help more if you were to provide more information.

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