I'm trying to install Ubuntu 10.04 - I want it to sit on another partition along with my Windows XP installation.
I don't have a blank CD handy, so I opted for the USB installation option.
I followed the very clear instructions for doing this from the Ubuntu download page (http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ubuntu/download) - however, my PC skips straight over the USB drive and continues to boot into Windows XP.
I tried an alternative bootable USB creator (unetbootin-windows-471.exe), but it has the same result.
I have verified that the flash drive is at the top of the boot list - I can also see the name of my flash drive flash past seconds before it boots into Windows, so the PC knows its there. I have also booted into a Live version of Linux using the same PC and pen drive before, so I know booting from it is possible - I suspect the ISO is bad? Or perhaps I'm missing something completely.
I tried alternative USB ports too.
Any suggestions at all would be much appreciated,
Thanks very much!