I am trying to create a bootable USB drive in Windows 8.1, and have had no luck. I am able to create the drive using Yumi, Unetbootin, and Universal USB Installer, and Rufus HOWEVER I am not able to use the resultant USB Drive to boot.
After creating the USB drive (with fresh download from the ubuntu site version 14.04.1; I also tried with Linux Mint 17 (Cinnamon) with same result) and rebooting my computer, I am met with the HP logo, and then nothing.
I can let it sit for 30 minutes and nothing happens, I have tried every slot on my computer, I have tried loading the boot menu, BIOS, and even just the setup menu for HP through F9, F10 and Esc respectively. All that happens is the screen changes to where the start menu "should" launch but does not.
If anyone could indicate a way to create a bootable usb for Ubuntu for Windows 8.1 I would very grateful.
Again I have tried Unetbootin, Universal USB Installer, and Yumi all three yield the exact same result.
HP Envy h8-1413c running Windows 8.1
I have disabled Fastboot, Secure boot, and have no option to disable Intel Smart Response Technology