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Make sure the toshiba laptop does not use (u)efi mode - but I guess the (vista) piece is rather old but you may search your bios settings. Might as well be some flaw in your aging laptop cd/dvd drive. Another alternative would be to dd (from the live cd, on another pc) the ISO to a usb stick of proper size (beware, everything on it will be overwritten) and ...


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You got an Acer UEFI laptop. You should start by creating a new partition table - GPT style for your Acer hardisk. You can do that by booting any live Ubuntu, open GParted and use the command for creating partition table - GPT. Secondly, in order for GRUB (Ubuntu's bootloader) to install correctly, you have to make sure that your USB drive has a GPT ...



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