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    Question Boot error on install.

    Hello. I am attempting to install 12.10 via usb on a 32bit computer.

    The computer can boot into the windows that is already installed on it.

    I used lili to create a USB installer (usb drive is 2gb). However, when I attempt to boot from this USB drive, I simply get an error, stating "Boot Error" Every time I hit a key, it simply repeats the error.

    I have tried using the USB on another computer, and the installer started up just fine.
    I have also tried putting 12.04LTS on the thumbdrive. Same error.

    What should be my next step?

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    Re: Boot error on install.

    when you says "usb drive" do you mean stick or hdd? how is it formatted ? which ide option is set into the bios ? (ide, compatible or else)

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    Re: Boot error on install.

    The USB drive is a micro SD card reader with a micro SD card in it. It is formatted with fat32. It works properly on other computers. I am not sure about the IDE setting, I will attempt to figure this out.

    What SHOULD the IDE setting be set to?

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    Re: Boot error on install.

    Since it is a 32 bit machine, did you download the 32 bit iso image of Ubuntu?

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    Re: Boot error on install.

    Yes, I have used both the 32 bit version of 12.10 and 12.04LTS

    These both worked on a different 32 bit computer.

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    Re: Boot error on install.

    is that sd card already usable on that pc ? (seems like a driver issue for that hardware) and does the bios recognize it as a device ?

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    Re: Boot error on install.

    The bios recognises the USB SD card reader, as far as I can tell, the BIOS thinks it is an ordinary thumbdrive.

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    Re: Boot error on install.

    i have no clue about lili, but maybe try something else like pendrivelinux or unetbootin

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    Re: Boot error on install.

    just try booting from a dvd instead of a pendrive.. It might just work in that case

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