Unable to load LiveUSB...
I was filled with anticipation to test run 13.04, so I downloaded the latest liveCD ISO and attempted to use 'Startup Disk Creator' to install the Live ISO onto my 8Gb USB stick to try out.
Yet everytime I try to boot into the USB, I only get as far as the purple background and the five red dots under the Ubuntu logo in the middle of the screen. It doesn't get to the login screen. The mouse icon freezes and nothing else happens. One time I left it in that state overnight, and it was still there in the morning.
I've looked into the folder structure of the LiveUSB, and everything seems fine. I've tried re-downloading the ISO on different days, and installing to the USB, and still no joy.
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