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In the tutorial it says I need at least a 2 GB usb drive to boot ubuntu from a thumb drive. I only have a 1 GB usb drive right now. The ISO file is ~ 904,000 KB, which can be stored on the usb drive. I have tried putting it on the usb drive with the Universal USB installer to no avail. It seems that this does not matter.
I just received a new Samsung Windows 8 laptop, and it is not giving me the option of booting from the USB stick. I have turned off the 'fast-startup' and from what I've read this should have given me the option to boot from the usb stick.
My end goal is to be able to dual boot both Windows 8 and Ubuntu on this laptop. I guess I am just looking for some advice from here.