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I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04. I put it on an USB stick because my netbook does not have an optical drive and when I put it in it boots right back to Windows. I set it to boot to USB and I do not know if I need to download any additional software for it to be seen.

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Check the boot menu for sequence of bootable partition.

  • Power On your computer
  • Press the Boot Menu Key, usually Esc or F12 when the display starts

    Image for BIOS menu

  • select boot menu

    Image for boot menu

  • Select USB-HDD

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Did you make your USB bootable? if not check this out: bootable usb

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I just downloaded Ubuntu again then followed the process shown and none of Ubuntu versions were shown and when I selected Ubuntu it would not allow me to convert it. Any recommendations – user260401 Mar 20 '14 at 23:48
so you did download universal usb installer? - and then what is your problem exactly? - at step 1 you should almost 100% see ubuntu versions - because it is only to specify wich version of ubuntu you downloaded and going to mount. and the other steps should not raise an issue neither. please specify – spitterfly Mar 21 '14 at 10:33

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