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Usb boot just downloaded ubuntu on usb, but cant get notebook to boot from usb. Help please, before I kill computer.

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Not sure if you're USB is already been made bootable BUT if NOT then follow this sample below.
http://aspireone.wikia.com/wiki/Creating_a_Bootable_USB_Stick

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Hi there. It won't be a bios problem if it allows you to selet the usb to boot from. Sometimes when you try to boot ubuntu off of a usb it gives you a black screen for as long as 2+ minutes. usb drives can be slow but if it still will not boot then it is likely a problem with the boot loader on the usb stick. I would try installing ubuntu to the usb again to see if it works. If it still won't work then there is more than one way to install ubuntu to a usb. Leave a comnent here if you still can't get it to work and i can give you some more instructions of how to make it work. It shouldn't be a problem with your computer though.

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