When I boot Xubuntu from a flash drive on the old Dell computer mentioned in the about me screen it works fine, but when I try to boot it on another computer (the computer I'm typing this text on) it says "boot errror" and I have to manually shut it down. When I take out the flash drive, it boots windows xp fine. Please help! By the way, I haven't tried booting any other OSes from usb on this computer.

  • I've never had a computer refuse to run Ubuntu except for one with an unsupported video card. That's where I'd start looking. If you could post the video in this machine, or even the manufacturer and model, there are lots of people who can help you. – Marc Jun 22 '13 at 0:55
  • The computer that would run it is the one in the description of my profile and the one that wouldn't run it is a Dell Inspiron 530 with a 2.4 GHz Intel core 2 quad, 3 GB of RAM, and windows xp – Alex Dueppen Jul 13 '13 at 1:19

OK, this isn't my idea, but here's what I've found via Google:

Dell Inspiron 530 and 545 Ubuntu 13.04 Live DVD won't Run

Having spent all morning solving this problem, I thought I'd share the solution in case it helps someone else out there...

Problem: Inspiron 530 and 545 PCs won't boot Ubuntu 13.04 live DVD. Boot error message shows. DVD works fine on other PCs

Attempted Solution: Use USB image. USB stick works on other PCs, not on the Dells

Actual Solution:

1) Burn plop boatloader onto a CD http://www.plop.at/en/bootmanager/index.html

2) Make USB image of 13.04

3) Run plop from CD

4) Choose USB and boot into 13.04

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