Coming from Windows 10, I want to install Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

My current system specifications:

  • Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon (4th generation)
  • Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-5200U CPU @ 2.20GHz (4 CPUs), 2.2GHz
  • 64-bit
  • UEFI

With the software Rufus, I created a bootable USB drive, from the official Ubuntu ISO (ubuntu-18.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso). I used the following settings:

Device: Kingston 64 GB USB

Boot selection: ubuntu-18.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso

Partition scheme: GPT

Target system: UEFI (non CSM)

File system: NTFS

Cluster size: 4096 bytes (Default)

I have disabled Secure Boot and Fast Startup.

When booting up, and getting to the menu, where I choose which to boot from, I get the following choices:

Windows Boot Manager



USB HDD: Kingston DataTraveler 3.0


Pressing "ubuntu" refreshes the menu, almost like it tries to start something. Nothing happens, . Pressing "USB HDD: Kingston DataTraveler 3.0", opens GNU GRUB, where I don't know what to do. I suppose pressing "ubuntu" should be the normal way to install?

Does anyone know what goes wrong here?

  • What options do you have available without the USB drive plugged in? – gronostaj Dec 27 '18 at 18:52
  • Ubuntu installation ISO works after just dd-ing to USB, without creating a filesystem beforehand. I believe Rufus provides an option to "dd image to USB" or similar. This should be your first choice. – Kamil Maciorowski Dec 27 '18 at 19:36

Using Rufus, select MBR partition scheme, FAT32 filesystem. Those settings are for the Ubuntu USB image, not instalation on your computer.

  • already did that. Having the same problem – KansaiRobot Oct 21 '20 at 7:19

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