Posted 13 January 2012 - 03:07 PM
Well I can't say for sure if your laptop will support booting from USB, if your BIOS has support then it will show in the boot menu. If you have a working Windows OS loaded right now I would update your BIOS before installing Ubuntu. To do this go to your computer manufacture, find your model and look for the newest BIOS software, most of the time you can just run the .exe file and it will restart and you will have the newest BIOS. Sometimes even the newest BIOS don't support USB boot, in which case you would have to boot from CD.
To be honest, I have had much less hassle loading from CD, but to each his own. :/