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Old 23. May 2010, 04:40 PM   #7 (permalink)
Jojo Yee
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What Ritho said is true about the front and back usb ports. I experienced that as well but it all depends on how the bios is configured to the ports based on my understanding.

In this post, I mentioned that I updated bios for it to recognize my usb port and which was a good find to me.

So probably there're two respects need to consider. 1. the usb stick must be corrently copied and bootable.
2. booting from the usb port must be supported by bios.

Once you make these two things right, I believe that booting from a usb stick shouldn't be a problem.

Another easier option is to install Ubuntu from within Windows. While in Windows, copy the Ubuntu iso file to the harddisk, use a virtual drive to mount it and then install it right away.

Just 2 cents here but worth sharing our experience.
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