new laptop will not start from USB flash drive
Joep L. Blom
jlblom at neuroweave.nl
Tue Dec 31 10:51:36 UTC 2013
On 30/12/13 15:34, Jared Norris wrote:
> Hello Joep,
> I don't think this is some sort of conspiracy but I do think your
> choice of installation media might be partly responsible. According to
> a very helpful wiki page  "Create a LiveDVD or LiveUSB of Ubuntu
> (>=12.04.2) 64bit" it would appear that the standard 12.04 will not
> function with UEFI, it needs to be at least the .2 release. I'm not
> certain if Ubuntu Studio do point releases but if not, that is the
> first problem. The wiki page described has a very informative step by
> step guide so I'd recommend going through that and letting us know at
> what stage you get errors.
>  https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFI
> Jared Norris
Jared & Colin,
Thanks for the reply. The version I downloaded is:
Ubuntu-Studio 12.04.3 "Precise Pangolin" - Release amd64.
I obtained this from the README file.
It contains an EFI directory with a BOOT directory that apparently is
meant for UEFI systems.
In the autorun it says:
For me it indicates it will install it under W8, which is not what I
want. Eventually I want to install it besides W8 as I for updating my
TomTom (GPS-system) I need W8 regrettably.
But Jared, I will look at the link you mentioned.
Thanks and other suggestions are wellcome,
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