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I have created a bootable USB with ubuntu 10.10 with usb-creator-gtk from terminal. How ever it is not getting booted. It keeps loading in the ubuntu main screen.. Is there a way to debug this problem and find the cause?

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Have you checked that USB comes before the hard drive in the boot order menu in your BIOS setup? –  Sergey Sep 27 '11 at 11:01
    
Please be sure you are working with a good, i mean a md5sum verified Ubuntu 10.10 iso... help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuHashes –  marcobra Sep 27 '11 at 21:55
    
You could try unetbootin instead –  Toxicbits Sep 28 '11 at 21:41
    
Tried that too. No use –  karthick87 Sep 29 '11 at 6:28
    
I have the same thing(i am working on a desktop computer), but i think that there is some motherboards that didn't support booting from the USB even if you make the USB is the first in the boot list !!! –  Naruto Dec 20 '11 at 16:26
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I had similar problem, Ubuntu hanging during install from usb 3.0 slot. After moving usd-drive to usb 2.0 everything went ok. Check, if it's your case.

usb-creator-gtk also does NOT always work as expected, try unetbootin instead (it supports a lot of distros, not only Ubuntu).

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When you boot, at the boot splash, edit the boot line (usually hit the tab key) and edit (remove) the quiet and splash options.

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At least here with 10.10 when booting it would just go to a console & not load the session. The only way would be to type this & press enter

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Though not sure if that's what you're seeing based on question's description

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  • Is your USB key/drive booting with another computer ?

  • Is legacy usb enabled in the BIOS ?

  • Did you try to "Load setup defaults" in your BIOS ?

It may also help if you add your motherboard model / BIOS version.

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Yes it is booting fine in another system. –  karthick87 Dec 22 '11 at 14:46
    
And when you disable the splash and quiet options , where does it hand up or what error message are you getting ? –  bodhi.zazen Dec 22 '11 at 20:21
    
Can you answer the other questions about your BIOS please, there are known issues with grub and the BIOS settings –  jflaflamme Jan 2 '12 at 9:55
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