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I've been running Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook Remix for many years and didn't really understand that I had to update it to keep it running well. Now everything is extremely out of date and I'm having a hard time running anything on my computer anymore. I tried doing updates (via update manager and sudo apt-get update) as well as doing an upgrade, many many times (consulting Ubuntu forums constantly) and for many reasons they never worked.

So I thought I would start over and just install from scratch from a live USB. I created the USB properly with Ubuntu 12.04, but my computer (currently running 10.10) won't boot from the disk. It works on other computers - which is how I know I did it properly.

I'm a Ubuntu novice, what can I do?

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  • ok so I tried making a new live USB with Xubuntu 12.04 and the same thing happens. Used the startup disk creator to make a live usb, changed the boot settings so that it is booting from the USB first, but it never actually boots from the disk just loads my normal ubuntu 10.10. Tried the usb in an older Toshiba laptop of my friends and it worked perfectly, so it's not the usb key that's the problem.

Any other ideas?

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