12.10 & unetbootin
hi, this is weird...
startup disk creator was hanging,so thought i would give unetbootin a try.
everything seemed to work ok, so rebooted & selected usb from bios menu (ps i have successfully booted from this usb before & i don't own another one, so if it has developed a fault, so be it)
anyhows, booting from usb i get a black screen with what can only be described as a distorted letter G, followed by 2 square-ish smiley faces....then nothing happens.
if i press any key, this pattern of 3 characters repeats with each keystroke ad infinitum.
reboot to hard drive works without hitch.
have googled "2 smileys on boot" and there is some suggestion it may be malware, but advice seems garbled. [edit: & very old, 1997!]
no idea if 12.10 related (i would have thought highly unlikely) but i know you guys might have a suggestion or 2...
Last edited by flipper T; August 11th, 2012 at 09:54 PM.
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