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Can anyone help me? I'm trying to download ubuntu on a usb to load onto a new laptop. Here's a screen shot of what I get, and I just don't know enough to figure out what my mistake is. Never mind, this forum won't let me send a screen shot, and it seems there is SO much out there in piles & piles of forums, you never can just get any actual HELP :(

Basically it doesn't offer any usb option, just a dvd choice. I just don't get what I need to do.

  • You can upload your screenshot to many number of sites out there, then post a link to it in your question. – Terrance Jun 17 '15 at 22:41
  • If it is a new system, it then is UEFI. You may have to turn secure boot off and/or specifically allow booting from USB. Many systems lock that out unless specifically allowed. What brand/model system? Some (Acer) require you to set a password to open up those extra settings. Never lose that password. – oldfred Jun 17 '15 at 22:42
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I'll quote google's answer:

To run Ubuntu from a USB stick, the first thing you need to do is insert a USB stick with at least 2GB of free space into your PC. The easiest way to put Ubuntu onto your stick is to use the USB installer provided at pendrivelinux.com. You'll need to download and install and follow the instructions.

So go to: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-windows

  • THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR RESPONDING! I am downloading from an ubuntu system with an 8G stick (sorry I didn't mention that), but I must be downloading from the wrong source! – Ali Happily Ever After Jun 18 '15 at 1:58
  • I get a small window box that pops up titled "IMAGE BURNING SETUP" & says: select a disc image to write with a small button to click ....md64.iso 1.0GB another button shadowed out (so not 'clickable') says: no disc available and a button that reads properties – Ali Happily Ever After Jun 18 '15 at 2:06
  • since you are going to work with USB, I don't think you need to perform image burning so just cancel that. – user55570 Jun 18 '15 at 2:20

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