My Windows 8 desktop won't attempt to boot from USB

Asked by Julie Workman on 2012-12-20

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 from USB. I followed the instructions on the ubuntu site (twice) to create a bootable USB device. I changed my BIOS so that USB is first. No matter what I do my machine ignores the USB drive and boots to Windows. Help!

-JW

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marcobra (Marco Braida) (marcobra) said :
#1

First try to change usb port... and retry...

Be sure to have a good iso (md5sum verified) BEFORE to transfert it to usb key...

I usually use unetbootin http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/ to made the bootable live ubuntu usb key

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Julie Workman (climber-julie) said :
#2

Thanks for the response. I tried everything you said, but it still didn't help. I downloaded unetbootin. Tried ubuntu 12.04 instead. Used a different usb device. Changed ports. No luck.

Help!

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N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said :
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If you have another USB - drive , try from the other as well (maybe the one you try is corrupted).

Also check your BIOS for "Secure Boot" , if is ON , then you cannot boot from another device ( I think) .

Thanks

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Julie Workman (climber-julie) said :
#4

Tried two different USB drives. Turned off secure boot. No luck. GAH! Going to try DVD, but I assume I'll run into the same issue.

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Julie Workman (climber-julie) said :
#5

Fixed it! I had to change boot type to "legacy".