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Reinstalling Xubuntu after a failed disk copy

Bruce Axtens
Programmed Canon Canola calculators in 1977. Assorted platforms and languages ever since. Assisting with I am NOT looking for work -- I've got more than enough to do.
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Laptop: Samsung NP900X3C-A01AU

I tried copying an external Windows HD onto the laptop's hard drive. It didn't work well at all.

Now I'm trying to reinstall Xubuntu 20.04 'Focal Fossa' onto the laptop, but every time I boot from the installation USB, the USB's light flickers and then goes out…

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