new install with unetbootin

Tim tim at
Sun Jul 14 10:56:42 UTC 2013

On 14/07/13 20:53, James Freer wrote:
> I'd be grateful if someone could advise. I've been a Ubuntu/Xubuntu
> user since 2007. I want to install ubuntu-gnome but i'm a little
> unsure of how to do it with these larger isos for USB/DVD.
> If one installs unetbootin; one has the option of downloading via
> a] distribution - i did this for xubuntu and it seems to select an iso
> from 'live' and all ok to then use in conjunction with PLoP. For some
> strange reason my two year old PC will not boot from USB despite going
> into the bios... i just seem to have an option for booting from
> removable media CD/DVD ok but not USB.
> b] As ubuntu-gnome isn't on the list i was going to do the manual
> Diskimage route... downloading the iso first. I found trying to do
> Diskimage and selecting the downloaded iso didn't seem to work.
That should work. What happened? any error messages/logs?
> The other option i presume is to use Start up disk creator - it's
> reviews seem poor so i haven't bothered. I'd be grateful if someone
> could put me right.
> Thanks
> james

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