I'm a Windows user with moderate skills. I've set a couple of minimal ("grandmother") users on Ubuntu when old XP installations got too tangled with age. I'm not a native Linux user and tend to run myself into walls if it doesn't happen automagically.
For my current problem I am building a USB memory stick boot to carry back and forth between a dead HD IBM T43 and a Dell Inspiron D600 Pentium-M. I'm using Universal-USB-Installer-22.214.171.124 and ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-i386.iso which the Ubuntu site recommended.
I'm not really sure about the persistent file setting. Out of a hat, I picked 3.5GB out of the 4GB limit (on an 8GB stick).
Now my problem. Booting this stick on the Dell gives me a PAE error. Googling on the problem says that the Dell should work well with a "forcePAE" option. Where do I specify this? Please tell me where to set the configuration from the viewpoint of a Windows 7 user looking at a memory stick.
Is this controlled in the autorun.inf? That file contains:
[autorun] open=wubi.exe icon=wubi.exe,0 label=Install Ubuntu [Content] MusicFiles=false PictureFiles=false VideoFiles=false