Trying to boot Linux Mint 12 in laptop from USB. When I prioritize BIOS to boot from USB, I'm getting a "boot error" message [no other messages]. I press any key and Windows 7 starts booting.
The odd thing is that I have no trouble booting in my desktop (2008 model / Windows XP). I've also tried booting in two different laptops. Both laptops have new hardware [one is a 2010 Dell Inspiron model and another a 2011 Asus U46E model]. So I'm guessing it's a Laptop BIOS issue.
I've tried both Universal-USB-Installer and UNebootin.
I've Googled this extensively and answers don't make any sense to me.
USB format is FAT32. I've also allowed Windows Firewall settings for Universal-USB-Installer [some post suggested that].
Note: "Boot Error" message when booting Ubuntu 9.10 from USB sticks (Occurs only on 1 PC) suggests that it's a USB corruption. But I'm not finding that's the case.