LiveUSB: Missing operating system says Samsung N110

Asked by mixmac on 2013-02-22

Hi there!

I prepared a LiveUSB key with Unetbootin 5.8.3 for Mac using the ubuntu-12.04.2-desktop-i386.iso file I downloaded before. The USB key seems to be OK:

total 1071352
drwxrwxrwx 1 m m 4096 Feb 21 23:29 .
drwxrwxrwt@ 11 root admin 374 Feb 22 08:47 ..
drwxrwxrwx 1 m m 4096 Feb 21 23:24 .Spotlight-V100
drwxrwxrwx@ 1 m m 4096 Feb 22 08:46 .Trashes
-rwxrwxrwx 1 m m 4096 Feb 21 23:24 ._.Trashes
drwxrwxrwx 1 m m 4096 Feb 21 23:25 .disk
drwxrwxrwx 1 m m 4096 Feb 22 08:46 .fseventsd
-rwxrwxrwx 1 m m 233 Feb 14 05:22 README.diskdefines
-rwxrwxrwx 1 m m 134 Feb 14 05:22 autorun.inf
drwxrwxrwx 1 m m 4096 Feb 21 23:25 boot
drwxrwxrwx 1 m m 4096 Feb 21 23:28 casper
-rwxrwxrwx 1 m m 524288000 Feb 21 23:32 casper-rw
drwxrwxrwx 1 m m 4096 Feb 21 23:25 dists
drwxrwxrwx 1 m m 4096 Feb 21 23:28 install
drwxrwxrwx 1 m m 8192 Feb 21 23:29 isolinux
-rwxrwxrwx 1 m m 32768 Feb 21 23:29 ldlinux.sys
-rwxrwxrwx 1 m m 3693 Feb 14 05:22 md5sum.txt
-rwxrwxrwx 1 m m 60928 Feb 21 23:29 menu.c32
drwxrwxrwx 1 m m 4096 Feb 21 23:29 pics
drwxrwxrwx 1 m m 4096 Feb 21 23:25 pool
drwxrwxrwx 1 m m 4096 Feb 21 23:29 preseed
-rwxrwxrwx 1 m m 1041 Feb 21 23:29 syslinux.cfg
-rwxrwxrwx 1 m m 4150 Feb 21 23:29 ubnfilel.txt
-rwxrwxrwx 1 m m 16312958 Feb 14 05:22 ubninit
-rwxrwxrwx 1 m m 5237968 Feb 14 05:22 ubnkern
-rwxrwxrwx 1 m m 709 Feb 21 23:25 ubnpathl.txt
-rwxrwxrwx 1 m m 2504624 Feb 14 05:22 wubi.exe

I wish to install Ubuntu on a Samsumg N110 notebook wich currently runs on WinXP. I modified BIOS setup to boot on the USB key.

Each time I start the computer, I get the same message:

Missing operating system
Operating system not found

Do you have any clue to help me find how to boot on the USB key?

Thanks in advance!

Question information

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Status:
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UNetbootin Edit question
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Solved by:
Chidananda Sahoo
Solved:
2013-02-22
Last query:
2013-02-22
Last reply:
2013-02-22

Hello Dear mixmac,

You said you are using WinXP. Then you have a best option.
1. Use "Linux Live Usb Creator" for windows. Get it from: http://www.linuxliveusb.com/en/download.

IMPORTANT: Before creating LiveUSB, format it from windows explorer(FAT32). Remove all partition if you have any.
    Once you have usb-creator.exe, run it and follow the same steps as described for Linux (point it at your .iso file or your Ubuntu CD-ROM, point it at your USB flash drive, make sure you have the right device selected, then "Make Startup Disk").

It should help your problem. Feel free to ask again if you again encounter the problem

mixmac (mixmac) said : #2

Hi Chidananda!

Your advice was perfectly sound. The linuxlivesub did the trick. Ubuntu 12.0.4 is now running on my friend's Samsung N110.

Thanks a lot :-)

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