I'm hoping to revive an old netbook I have laying around by installing Linux on it. I did what I gather most of us are supposed to do: I created a Xubuntu 14.10 Live USB with Unetbootin, plugged the stick into my computer, tried to fire it up…
and was faced with a black screen and this error:
Failed to load COM32 file menu.c32 boot: _
The darn thing won't respond to any key presses and I can't do anything except turn it off and cry. I've tried reformatting my USB drive, redownloading the Xubuntu .iso, and remaking the Live USB. Same error.
What can I do to fix this?
This problem also occurs with usb-creator, otherwise known as "Startup Disk Creator". It's also a problem with all ubuntu variants, including those based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 14.10, and Ubuntu 15.04.