I decided to move from Windows to Ubuntu (I'm done playing World of Warcraft). The ISO I downloaded from Ubuntu webpage is working when I burn it to DVD and boot it whit my DVD ROM, but it doesn't work when I make live USB with Universal USB or Unetbootin. I try several USB sticks. It only shows blinking cursor and does nothing. In the past I was able to boot all versions of Windows trough USB (Xp, Vista, 7, 8) but I don't know why I cant boot Ubuntu with USB. I would install it via DVD it boots perfectly but it installs extremly slow because my DVD ROM is some kind of broken. On my desktop PC same happends, but it has a new DVD ROM and it installs Ubuntu fast, but same happends when I try to install it via USB.

My Laptop: Intel Core to Duo 2000, 4gbram, radeon hd3650m. My Desktop: Amd Phenom x3 2200, 2GBram, Nvidia Gf9600gt.

  • Sounds weird. Can you give us some details about your machine? – yuvi Sep 21 '14 at 12:46
  • Which windows are you using? What is the file system format of your Flash(Fat32, NTFS,...)? and did you make the USB flash drive as a first boot from boot order device in your BIOS settings? – αғsнιη Sep 21 '14 at 12:50
  • Both PCs have Windows 7 Ultimate, Hard Disks are formated at NTFS, but usb stricks are FAT32 (I use quick format to fat32 before I make live USB) – Ђорђе Ђашић Sep 21 '14 at 12:52
  • Did you download the correct iso? (i.e., 32-bit or 64-bit) – yuvi Sep 21 '14 at 12:53
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    you didn't tell me if you changed boot order device from BIOS or not :) – αғsнιη Sep 21 '14 at 12:57

I think there should be some BIOS settings issue, make sure you enable legacy usb boot in BIOS. Also enable UEFI boot mode.

I guess the boot order is set to usb first, or you keep pressing F12 / F8 on bootup to choose the usb device to boot from.

  • legacy usb boot is enabled, UEFI boot mode I don't see anywhere in my BIOS. I don't think its BIOS setting issue cos I can boot any version of windows at any time. – Ђорђе Ђашић Sep 21 '14 at 13:32

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