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I get the screen to choose run from USB. Then the Ubuntu loading screen for about a minute, with mouse active. Then my monitor goes to sleep, means no signal. I'm using "universal-USB-Installer-1.9.3.9.exe" and "Ubuntu-12.04.2-desktop-i386.iso". The USB is an 8 gb Kingston and on a desktop system with the same motherboard, both 32 bit, works fine. Also works on my wife's laptop. Mine has XP, theirs have 7. What don't I know?

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If you have UEFI you need the 64-bit version, not the i386. Try again with that. –  Braiam Jan 8 at 18:46
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I think it because that your computer can't detect the format.You can try to format it as USB-HDD or USB-ZIP. I have installed the Ubuntu 13.04 on the Dell Latitude D520 successfully.

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It recognizes the stick and starts. Just doesn't finish. I now see that my 32 bit machine has a UEFI bios, so may need a different version. –  Dave Abdey Aug 7 '13 at 17:38
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Usually, You have to boot your USB in Fat32 before installing Linux. In this case I would suggest you to boot again in USB with Unetbootin, you will get 100% success :)

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I formatted the stick with the installer before while installing. And it works on an identical computer beside me. t recognizes the stick and starts. Just doesn't finish. I now see that my 32 bit machine has a UEFI bios, so may need a different version. –  Dave Abdey Aug 7 '13 at 17:40
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