Unfortunately, I am not able to setup up Ubuntu on my system as I am having trouble creating a functional live usb. I have downloaded the installer and the iso from the Ubuntu download page and have created the usb but when it tries to boot up it stays stuck on "SYSLINUX 4.07 EDD 2013-07-25 Copyright (C) 1994-2013 H. Peter Anvin et al" and just hangs till I restart it.

I have formatted my usb drive to FAT32 I am running on Windows 8.1 with secure boot disabled I am trying to install the latest Ubuntu version 14.04 (dual boot)


I found a solution! I used http://rufus.akeo.ie/ to make my live USB and upon reboot I was able to successfully set up my Ubuntu installation.

  • NIce, Rufus is the recommended tool for creating bootable drive. Its even mentioned in the Ubuntu website. Accept this answer as the solution to help out others. – Jrct Jul 4 '18 at 9:43

welcome to the Ask Ubuntu se.

There are some strange problems with the Universal USB installer on windows 8/8.1 lately.

The easiest way that i figured out, is to head over to the Pendrive Linux site, and download; YUMI – Your Universal Multiboot Installer. It does the same as the program advised in the tutorial (it's even from the same company), except that you can add multiple ISO's to your USB if you should desire.

The rest of the tutorial will still work excellent.

  • Thanks for the quick response. I reformatted my drive and used YUMI to create the live USB. Restarted my computer and tried to boot the USB, but it still hung on the syslinux error. – user299938 Jul 3 '14 at 3:04

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