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So I have the standard Ubuntu 13.10, and I wanted to install Ubuntu studio. The only way I can do that is through a Flash drive, so I downloaded the newest version of Ubuntu studio, and used Unetbootin to put the ISO on the Flash drive.

Once that's done, I went to boot from my Flash drive in the BIOS, and all I get is a flashing cursor in the top left. I tried waiting for over an hour and nothing happened. I am not knowledgeable in how any of this works to be honest, I just want to know if there are any solutions?

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I have something unclear, did you booted into the LiveUSB or the problem is on your BIOS? – Lucio Apr 1 '14 at 2:13

if you haven't erased your current version of Ubuntu..

You can install Ubuntu Studio from a normal Ubuntu opening a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and running the following command:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install ubuntustudio-desktop ubuntustudio-audio ubuntustudio-audio-plugins ubuntustudio-graphics ubuntustudio-video linux-rt

This is because Ubuntu studio is normal Ubuntu with lots of extra stuff

hope it helps :)

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I Solved this problem on my own laptop-thinkpad T430 -, just changed all the bios setting to default and enable " optimized default " option under restart tap at the most right

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If you're able to see the boot menu (prior to the flashing cursor), hit tab to edit it during the usb-live menu, add the following options after quiet splash :

noapic noacpi

This same issue happened to me with my Lenovo Notebook during my first dual boot installation. I was stuck until until I modified the kernel parameters as mentioned above. Also nomodeset can be added to the same boot line, but this should be used as a last resort if the windows manager does not load at first boot, on a live or fresh installed laptop.

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Would you please add code snippet sections so its easily readable for what to input into the console? Please don't use run-on sentences as it makes it difficult to keep track of the instructions for a new user. – gravity Jun 1 at 14:07
    
It's unclear what you're saying... Clearing up your answer would definitely be a pro. – anonymous2 Jun 1 at 14:23

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