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  1. #1
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    Nov 2012

    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

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2007

    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?
    Last edited by Penguinnerd; December 22nd, 2012 at 01:45 AM.

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