new laptop will not start from USB flash drive

Joep L. Blom jlblom at
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 [1] "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.
> [1]
> Regards,
> 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:
label=Install Ubuntustudio.
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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