always use the latest version of xubuntu (until now)
always used to run live cd and do a full formatted clean install from there
then for 13.04, i used unetbootin and a fresh .iso of 13.04 and set the bios to boot from usb, and had a great install. in fact, that's what i'm running this very second as i type... 13.04
time to do 13.10
and i go through the exact same steps above and every time i try to boot from usb i get "non-system disk". i tried both a kingston usb and a pny. how do _most_ people do clean installs of xubuntu anymore?
also, this new login scheme for the forums has caused me to have to start over with a new account even though i've been a member since the mid-2000's... frustrating.