(Chimera) Impossible to boot from a linux live usb

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  1. Joyfult

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    Jan 21, 2013 at 5:00 PM #1
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    Hi everybody,

    I created an linux live usb (fedora 18) using unetbootin on my mountain lion. The problem is that when I try to boot from it, I can't. When the laptop boot, I press F9 to choose from where it have to boot and I select the USB, but chimera starts normally like is booting from the hard disk. How can I solve the problem?

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    Jan 21, 2013 at 5:19 PM #2
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    What kind of USB stick? You might need to try a different one. And make sure it is in a USB2 port.
     
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    RM, is a 2GB USB stick with no brand (birthday present). I use it to try new linux live distros. In the past, I had no problem using it (I always created it on windows).
    I tried all the USB2 ports and the USB3 port with no results.

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    Thank you. Using fdisk I solved my problem. Now it boot from the USB but it stack at the initial fedora 18 logo. I think is an unetbootin problem (maybe is too old program). It exist any other program (newer) that I can use instead of unetbootin on mountain lion?

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    Thank you for your help. One more question: Please, if you can, explain me the differences between debian, ubuntu and mint.. Basically are the same, right?

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    Thank you for the easy to understand explication. I started to use mint 14 cinnamon and maybe is the emotion of the new OS, but I noticed that is very responsive and smooth, maybe more than os x too. Is an almost perfect alternative to os x.

    Thanks again to introduce me in the linux (mint) world!
     

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