I tried with both 32bit versions, 12.04 & 13.10, but none of them will boot. I create the usb drive with pendrivelinux, i pick the destro, iso, format and go. As mentioned below, i also tried unitbootin and lili, but same result.
When machine turns on it doesn't matter if i use f12 or go through bios. When it tries to boot it shows one line of text for less than a sec, then goes on to a blinking _ in the top left corner and then nothing happens until i shut it down.
I'm using a packard bell dot se, aka netbook with win7.