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Having trouble installing ubuntu. I downloaded the 12.04.3 desktop i386 iso image, used the universal installer to put it on a USB drive (the netbook does not have a CD drive). netbook- acer aspire one with amd arm c-60 processor 1mhz with 4GB ram.

I changed the boot order to USB and I get:

SYSLINUX 4.06 EDD 2012-10-23 Copyright 1994-2012 H.Peter Anvin et al

_ and cursor flashing but you cant write anything, no buttons work you have to do a hard shutdown to leave.

I tried the same procedure with the amd64 iso and get same results.

why did it not boot?

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marked as duplicate by Braiam, Warren Hill, Alaa Ali, Eric Carvalho, guntbert Sep 27 '13 at 17:14

This question was marked as an exact duplicate of an existing question.

Ok, either you install using Wubi (not recommended) or using the bootable USB and install Ubuntu in its own partition. Check How do I install Ubuntu – Braiam Sep 27 '13 at 1:18

You have two good choices:

  1. Create a Bootable USB stick with Ubuntu [1,2]
  2. Get a Bootable External DVD drive with USB Connector and use the Live DVD.
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