ubuntu usb boot error please help
(I'm using a Phenoix BIOS on a 32 bit dell inspiron 530)
well my os has failed im using windows vista on a dell inspiron 530 hdd,im trying to boot ubuntu from a usb stick but when i do it just tells me boot error??
my bios boot priority is set to removable then hard disk then cd rom
and my removable device priority is set too - USB-ZIP0 : Make of USB 1GB
can anyone please help,should i change my bios settings? or should i just try with a cd
btw is their any other way besides using ubuntu that i can retrieve my date from my hdd(windows vista) and safe mode is not an option as i cannot access that either
my computer knowledge is only ok(if anyone could explain it a little simpler) thanks this means alot
Re: ubuntu usb boot error please help
I am having the same problem described above, with the same hardware.
I have a USB drive with Xubuntu 12.04 on it. The drive boot fine with my other computers, but on the dell inspiron 530 after the bios screen it goes to a black screen with the words "BOOT ERROR" in the top-left corner.
Any solutions or insights would be appreciated.
EDIT: I successfully booted Xubuntu 12.04 32-bit from a CD. The USB drive was created from the same iso file.
I would still like to get the USB drive to boot. Ideas?