Trying to demo Ubuntu

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  1. Dabone

    Dabone Well-Known Member

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    I was trying to demo ubuntu 10.04 off my flash drive using windows xp and when I tried to reboot to demo, it stuck on a blank screen with a "_" flashing on the screen. I turned off my computer and took out the flash drive and turned my computer back on and it booted fine into windows xp. Does anyone know how to fix this?
  2. deadlyvirus

    deadlyvirus New Member

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    You did the flash drive wrong. Try to make it again.
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    jmwerkus Active Member

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    Make it with a dvd, its easier. I boot to my disk all the time.
  4. Dabone

    Dabone Well-Known Member

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    I used the Universal USB installer
  5. deadlyvirus

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    Use unetbootin
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    _JKK_ Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Use Unetbootin if you have to use it with a USB drive. Use a CD or DVD if you want it to be more stable. Never failed for me with a DVD.
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    Nburnes Well-Known Member

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    Might want to make sure your PC can boot of USB in the first place.
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    Order free disc and use them.
    It might take a while to boot for some older computers since it is loading into RAM.
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    Dabone Well-Known Member

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    yeah my computer is from 2003. It's a desktop
  10. jmwerkus

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    It shouldn't be too bad, mine loads pretty fast for a 2001 Powerbook G4

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