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I installed Ubuntu on a USB drive following these instructions:

When I go to boot menu the USB drive does not show up. I also downloaded Make Bootable Device from: and my USB drive is not select-able from this program either.

I am running Windows 7 on a 64 bit machine.

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Have you ever boot your system form the USB? – avirk Jun 21 '12 at 19:42
Have you configured BIOS to try booting from USB before booting from HD? – kokbira Jun 22 '12 at 2:42

It this device bootable from other machines? If not, it is the drive. If it does boot, it means your motherboard does not support booting from USB.

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