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.

  • Try using UNetbootin. – Mitch Jan 13 '14 at 18:18
  • I did, first i tried unetbootin, then i tried linuxpendrive twice. No difference. – ngnh Jan 13 '14 at 18:22
  • Can you add the exact model of the netbook to the question. – mikewhatever Jan 13 '14 at 19:10
  • @mikewhatever model dot_se-333nc – ngnh Jan 14 '14 at 20:24
  • I guess that if any of those programs ain't working then this machine isn't linux compatible. – ngnh Jan 17 '14 at 21:50

Try booting from usb second time, with me every alternate boot attempt with LiveUSB is successful.

Try LiLi USB creator http://www.linuxliveusb.com/

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  • I've tried booting 10 times now, no difference. Will try lili. – ngnh Jan 13 '14 at 18:26
  • Tried lili, didn't work either, drive works fine, is detected fine by windows and bios, when selected it boots to flashing _ in the top left corner. After 3 min there's no change. – ngnh Jan 13 '14 at 18:45

Wipe the USB disk with the disk utility under accessories. Then use unetbootin.

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  • That doesn't exsist, neither in accessories, or accessories/system tools. But how is that different from right-click device and click format? – ngnh Jan 15 '14 at 0:16

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