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I have just bought my first Revo (N80), and I'm trying to put Ubuntu on it.

I place the USB key containing Ubuntu into the Revo, turn it on and press 'F12'. Once I choose to boot from the USB though, I get the error Disk I\O error displayed on the screen.

I've literally just tested the USB key on another computer, and it works fine. Can someone please help me to troubleshoot this issue? thanks.

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When you say you tested the flashdrive on another computer, do you mean you booted another machine from it? –  Robbie Mckennie May 23 '13 at 14:12
    
Yes, that is correct. I installed Ubuntu from this very USB key this morning, on a different PC. –  David Gard May 23 '13 at 18:07

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try this

in the bios under advanced- system configuration -boot mode- change it to csm boot

http://www.justanswer.com/computer/7lje5-cannot-boot-cd-dvd-usb-acer-revo-rl80.html

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Thanks for the reply. My BIOS is slightly different - under 'Boot Options' I already have the option 'Launch CSM' set to always, so I don't think this is my problem. –  David Gard May 23 '13 at 18:07
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I just realised I never answered this question -

In this instance, it turned out that the Revo was faulty. The supplier arranged for it to be collected, tested it and then shipped a replacement a few days later, which worked first time.

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