Ubuntu: Samsung ultrabook usb stick install of Ubuntu fails, keeps booting windows


I'm trying to install Ubuntu on a Samsung ultrabook via a usb stick.

I've tried 12.04 both regular and alternate on 3 different USB sticks but not having success.

The laptop just keeps booting into windows.

I used unetbootin to create the USB image as this worked for when when doing a toshiba ultrabook installation.

I reset my Boot Menu to be

1 USB HDD  2 USB CD  3 USB FDD  4 SATA HDD SanDisk SSD u100 128GB  

Then F10'd but no success, still boots windows.

I've tried changing UEFI boot support to be enabled and I've tried changing PXE OPROM to be enabled but neither has helped.


** -----> Found it! <----- **

The fix was pretty obsure and I had to test it out a bit to be sure.

Given how strange it was this may well help others who are stuck!

  • Reboot with f2 pressed.

  • Wait 10 seconds until you can use the left/right keys to change boot.

  • change the boot order putting the USB items first (3 in my case). Use f5/f6 keys.

and then...

on the advanced tab settings...

  • Change `Fast Bio Mode' to disabled.

  • Change USB s3 wake-up to enabled.

  • F10 to save and it will...

  • boot into Ubuntu from the USB key.

This took me 2 days to find!


For me it worked by disabling the Secure Boot in the BIOS


following on from: Trouble installing Ubuntu with USB on laptop

Create new USB Startup media using Ubuntu on your Toshiba.


Had the same issue, and I solved it (searching for 3 hours) by disabeling the boot on the HDD with CTRL + 1 in the boot sequence !

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