My question, I have a vaio vgn fz460e, has four gigs ram ddr, 160ghdd, and all the standard bells and whistles of x86 architecture that originally used Vista. Slightly aged machine obviously. I recently discovered Linux, and even though I hated Vista, and although Windows 7 was strictly okay, Linux blows my brains out and leaves a mess all over my desk. Naturally, I am trying every distro under the sun, and have successfully installed mints 13 and 14, linux gamers live.net, and Open Suse. Now, I want to try Uber Student, since it promises a happy balance between gaming and office. Here is what happens when I try to install any sort of debian/ubuntu type distro, such as Ultimate Edition, arch linux or ubuntu, or uberstudent and several others. I write the iso to my Cenda 18g flashdrive, then take it out when prompted. Restart/shutdown, reinsert cenda, and instead of normal operation get this stupid pre boot environment that cannot find a media cable. Specifically it is the yukon pre boot execution environment. What should I do to get Uberstudent up and running on this machine? My bios options are limited, and all set correctly, there is literally no visible explanation for this and may brains are cudgeled to the point of shutdown. Thanks in advance for any advice. Also, since mint seems to be the only os that works for me just now, I used its built in image writer to write the iso to usb, all standard, fairly easy stuff. Maybe should have my windows friends write the distro using unetbootin or other windows program?