I recently installed 13.04 Raring Ringtail on a new, formatted USB flash drive, using the installer from http://pendrivelinux.com. To boot from it, I rearranged the boot order in BIOS. The system messes around a bit, then shows "Try Ubuntu" and"Install Ubuntu" (or words to that effect). Running Ubuntu from the USB - that is, clicking "Try Ubuntu" - works fine. The problem arises when I try to install.
To simplify things, here's a link: How to Install Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail
These instructions are very clear, except on what to do when that doesn't happen.
Everything is fine until part 3. I want to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7, so I leave that box checked, and click "Continue". This always causes the computer to restart. I also discovered that if, instead of leaving the first box checked, I click on it (and it stays ticked), the "Continue" option turns into "Restart to Continue".
When the computer has restarted, everything s exactly as it was before. Nothing is installed, Windows runs fine, and going back to the Ubuntu installer shows that nothing has changed there, either: it still restarts the computer.
I have searched around on Google; the only links that look promising are on the ubuntuforum.org, which is currently offline, apparently due to a security breach.
I think this is all of the relevant (and irrelevant!) soft and hardware info:
OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601 Other OS Description Not Available OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation System Name HENRIKOLDCORN System Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard System Model HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook PC System Type x64-based PC Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2450M CPU @ 2.50GHz, 2501 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s) BIOS Version/Date Hewlett-Packard F.1A, 22/06/2012 SMBIOS Version 2.7 Windows Directory C:\Windows System Directory C:\Windows\system32 Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1 Locale United Kingdom Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7601.17514" User Name HENRIKOLDCORN\Henrik Time Zone GMT Daylight Time Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 8.00 GB Total Physical Memory 7.95 GB Available Physical Memory 4.09 GB Total Virtual Memory 15.9 GB Available Virtual Memory 11.2 GB Page File Space 7.95 GB Page File C:\pagefile.sys
The USB flash drive is a new SanDisk 16 GB Cruzer Edge, that used to contain some rubbish from SanDisk about encryption software, that was deleted when I formatted the drive with Windows.
So, what am I doing wrong, and how can I fix it?