Ubuntu – Wont boot from USB, stops at SYSLINUX copyright

11.10boot failurelive-usb

Created bootable 11.10 in Windows from Universal USB Installer, upon boot in my HP Mini Netbook it displays only this:

SYSLINUX 4.04 EDD 2011-04-18 Copyright (C) 1994-2011 H. Peter Anvin et al
_(Blinky Cursor)

I tried removing "ui" from syslinux.cfg, no change… (Re: can't install with usb pen drive, SYSLINUX problem)

I also tried creating a bootable USB using unetbootin-windows-563, no change.

Does anybody have any other ideas?

Best Answer

I was having this same issue trying to install Ubuntu on my 2008 HP laptop. Make sure USB is formatted FAT32 or NTFS first. I actually tried both with no success. I also tried a few different Linux distros and multiple Linux USB creators. All gave me the same message on boot. After tinkering with the BIOS and boot order, I finally gave up and decided to blame HP, since all the boot USBs I made worked fine on my desktop pc.

I finally decided to burn the ISO to a DVD and try to boot from my external USB cd/DVD drive and everything worked fine!

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