02-17-2015 05:09 AM - edited 02-17-2015 05:10 AM
I am having trouble booting to a Ubuntu Live USB on my T440. I turn on the laptop, press enter to interrupt the normal boot, and press F12 to select another boot option. But after selecting the appropritate USB, the screen goes black for a couple of seconds and then returns to the boot selection. It will not boot from the Ubuntu USB, only to the preinstalled Windows 8.
Once I can successfully boot to the USB, I will be installing Ubuntu, replacing Windows all together. I don't need help with that; just getting the computer to boot from the USB would be great.
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02-17-2015 05:39 AM
Fixed. My boot USB was made with Ubuntu's Startup Disk Creator (on my other Ubuntu system). On a hunch, I made another boot USB using Linux Pen Drive on the Windows 8 machine. That one worked. I presume it was related to the format of the USB (the working one being FAT32).
So if anyone wants to easily install a Linux distibution on a T440, make your boot USB on a Windows machine.