Here is the problem. I burned a Ubuntu Installation disk and ubuntu usb. I used Ubuntu 12.04 amd64. My computer is 64bit.

Here is what happens: When computer starts, it boots from the usb properly. Displays the menu, but when I click either install or just run Ubuntu without installation I face black screen and nothing happens. The same happens when I boot from Ubuntu disk. I tried reinstalling usb, nothing changed.

Any help is highly appreciated. I really want to escape Windows 8.

Thank you

4 Answers 4


Have you already tried to make a usb pen-boot with yumi? Here's the download site and a tutorial http://www.pendrivelinux.com/yumi-multiboot-usb-creator/

  • I haven't. I used UnetBootin. Shouldn't it work though? Because it boots, it just doesn't open the options.
    – user198233
    Oct 2, 2013 at 22:13

Try downloading the windows usb creator Here, this works in windows, and will create a USB for you, will also download the image.


Ubuntu documentation advise to download the installer and then if you want to try on USB you should see this article.


Try to select compatibility options

After booting on your USB drive or CDRom, choose the correct language, and try to check inside the F6 Menu : acpi=off OR noapic.

Check BootOption for more informations.

If this isn't working, please detail your hardware here.

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