Hello. I think UNetbootin is an awesome idea, but for some reason it doesn't seem to work correctly with my hard disk. I chose to install Ubunutu 8.04 NetInstall using the Hard Disk option. Although my hard disk has two partitions (one running Windows XP and the other holding Windows backup information), only one drive option appears when I chose the "Hard Disk" option and the "Show All Drives" option becomes unselectable. When I proceed with the installation and reboot, my BIOS boots Windows XP as normal rather than presenting the option to boot the Ubuntu installer. I've tried the USB installer, but my BIOS seems incapable of booting from a USB drive. Also, my CD burner is dead.
If you have any suggestions, I would be grateful. My Windows XP desktop (which would not contain Windows except that I share it with family members) has been prayed upon by a host of malware masquerading as "Anti-virus" and "Anti-spyware" applications and I'm anxious to establish Ubuntu Linux as another boot option and backup some files to a separate partition before I try to re-install Windows.
Thank you for UNetbootin and any advice you can give.