Now I have Win7 on my laptop, and I want to install Linux. I downloaded the latest Ubuntu 13.04 32-bit (and also Mint 15 32-bit), and installed it on my flash drive using the Universal USB Installer – Easy as 1 2 3 (also tried UNetbootin). Then I reboot from the flash drive I simply got a blank screen with a blinking cursor. Nothing happens at all. No harddrive activity.
Then I used LinuxLive USB Creator to install it with a Virtual Box on the flash drive, and tried to boot directly within Virtual Box, got the same blank screen. What is going on? This is not the first time I install Linux but I really got no clue.
My latop is a Sony VAIO with Pentium Dual-Core T2330 CPU.
Now I installed virtualbox and I'm able to boot from the ISO image, which means both my computer and the ISO image should be fine. However I'm still not able to boot from the USB to really install Linux on my computer. This is so frustrating, I don't want to be stuck with Windows!