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I'm trying to replace Win8 with Ubuntu server 12.04 on a new Lenovo S210 laptop (4GB mem, 500GB h/d).

I downloaded the iso to a USB stick, disabled UEFI, then tried to reboot but all I see is the date/time screen. The USB stick light has been pulsing on/off for about 30 min. Who/what are the usual suspects...

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I think you are running into issues because the usb stick does have the .iso but is not bootable. Check out This utility will help you make a bootable usb stick so you can install linux from it.

Good luck.

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worked - now that helped to expose a subsequent error related to UEFI boot priority order. Menu only shows "Windows Boot Manager – Charles D. Dec 8 '13 at 20:48

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