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Ubuntu 10.10 Live usb not booting in Lenovo Ideapad s10-3. I install ubuntu desktop edition in my pen driver using "Startup Disk creator". But this live usb is not booting on my netbook(Lenovo S10-3).

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Please edit your question to include a few more details. Have you tried it on other computers? What happens when you try to boot your lenovo off the USB drive? –  balpha Oct 10 '10 at 12:59
    
Have you tried it on other computers?Yes I tried it on the other computers.it works very well.But not working in Lenovo s10-3 What happens when you try to boot your lenovo off the USB drive?It shows Black screen with blinking cursor. –  Rammanokar.S Oct 11 '10 at 4:59
    
I cannot boot also. I have tired the procedure that was described on the ubuntu page. tried both ways, linux and windows. When I boot, the menu appears and when I run it such as try Ubuntu or Install, nothing happens it just gives a BEEP.nothing more. –  Safi Feb 27 '11 at 18:44

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There's a kernel bug specific to your Lenovo S10-3: bug #634702. It's also in the release notes:

Lenovo S10-3 systems don't boot. Temporary workaround: add "intel_idle.max_cstate=0" as a kernel paremeter at boot (634702). A fix already exists that will be available only at release time (647071).

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https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/syslinux/+bug/617779 Looks like something is broken in syslinux/usb-creator so you cannot boot from a USB made by usb-creator in Maverick. Unetbootin works though..

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This was covered in the Ubuntu 10.10 release notes:

It is not possible to create Ubuntu 10.04 USB disks from the Startup Disk Creator in Ubuntu 10.10 due to a backwards incompatibility in the syslinux program.

It has been reported as bug 645818

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Have you tried it on other computers?Yes I tried it on the other computers.it works very well.But not working in Lenovo s10-3 What happens when you try to boot your lenovo off the USB drive?It shows Black screen with blinking cursor. –  Rammanokar.S Oct 11 '10 at 5:00

This is how I solved it, hope it helps anyone else with the same problem.

http://technomess.blogspot.com/2010/11/ubuntu-1010-and-lenovo-ideapad-s10-3.html

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