Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

My BIOS just "freezes" if a try to Boot from a pendrive and I have to remove the battery to restart... :( does it have a solution? I'm trying to make a clean 11.10 installation, I already have Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.04 running in the same HDD on different partitions, not via wubi.

I think the BIOS name is "Phoenix".

My notebook is an ACER Aspire 5520-5688.

I was thinking about making a clean installation directly in the 11.04 partition, but I don't know if it is possible.

Any help is appreciated.

share|improve this question
1  
Acer makes laptops not BIOS. They buy BIOS software from AMI or Award/Phoenix. –  Anonymous Nov 4 '11 at 15:57
add comment

2 Answers 2

I have the same problem, but this problem is pen (USB flash drive) dependent. You can change dive and hope to boot with no problem :)

Another point is how to make it bootable, Ubuntu startup disk creator is a good tool. If you don't have Ubuntu, you can try LinuxLive USB Creator

share|improve this answer
add comment

You can even try unetbootin which i use i have acer lappy too. Install it from this PPA

https://launchpad.net/~gezakovacs/+archive/ppa

Once you boot your laptop put boot from USB option as first boot device.

share|improve this answer
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.