I would like to install Ubuntu Desktop Next 15.04's daily build from 12/31/14. I would like to know how to install this from a USB stick. I used the instructions on the Ubuntu website for normal installing, but when it boots, it brings me to a (sorta) graphical boot menu with options to do stuff like Install Ubuntu Desktop Next. When I try to do a live session or run the installer, it gets stuck on the boot menu. Could you please help me with this? I use a Gateway GT5622 with a Pentium E2160 running at 1.80 GHz with 3 Gibibytes (GiB, not Gigabytes or GB) of RAM.

I know, you may be saying "It's wrong to use an alpha", but I actually want to beta test Unity 8. I hope that gives some of you people downvoting just because "it's an alpha". I'm going to use it just to test!

EDIT: I realized I was being impatient. I'm sorry about that. I did get setup to work, but when I log in, it starts Mir but no Unity 8. Also, one person put in the comments that Ubuntu 15.04 is offtopic on Ask Ubuntu, is this true? I need to corroborate this information. I'll also try a different build if I can't seem to find an answer.

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    Ubuntu 15.04 is still in alpha, hence will likely be very buggy as any bugs have not been fixed yet - you really should wait until atleast a beta release (Febuary/March 2015) or until is is released as stable (April 2015): wiki.ubuntu.com/VividVervet/ReleaseSchedule – Wilf Jan 10 '15 at 1:01
  • I'm aware of that. Desktop Next isn't even alpha yet, unlike Ubuntu's main version (source code only) and it's derivatives (which have a full ISO image). – Nicholas Jay Jan 10 '15 at 12:36
  • @NicholasJay if you are aware of that you will also know 15.04 is off topic on AU. – Rinzwind Jan 10 '15 at 13:11
  • @Rinzwind It is? – Nicholas Jay Jan 10 '15 at 13:33
  • @NicholasJay: hover with your mouse over Rinzwind's name... He's a god here. If he says something, you bow, mumble "thank you" and walk out backwards... ;-) – Fabby Jan 10 '15 at 15:46

I am using 15.04 beta (installed from USB)

Creating [UEFI-only install] USB Drive:

  • Download .iso file;
  • Insert USB Drive; (all content will be lost)
  • Start Disk Utility; (aka 'Disks')
    • Select the USB Drive;
    • Click on 'cog' icon, at top right
    • Select 'Restore Disk Image', and navigate to .iso file;
    • Click 'Start Restoring'

  • Insert USB Drive on target system.
  • Reboot the System, and manually select UEFI 'boot' device.

Have fun!


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  • Desktop Next 15.04, not normal 15.04! – Nicholas Jay Jan 29 '15 at 0:20
  • It seems to work now. – Nicholas Jay Jun 11 '15 at 19:20

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