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Refreshe
January 2nd, 2011, 11:02 AM
I just downloaded the Ubuntu .iso file and mounted it to my usb drive. I booted from the usb and what looks like a ubuntu command prompt filled the screen. Code started going down the screen but then stopped and it said. "Can not mount /dev/loop0 (/cdrom/casper/filesystems.squashfs on //filesystems.squashfs" Im trying to "try" ubuntu because Im not sure if im going to switch from windows.

migs73
January 2nd, 2011, 11:10 AM
Hi there, welcome to Linux/Ubuntu. I hope you find it to your liking.

A couple of questions first;

Did you 'mount' ubuntu on your USB stick following the instructions (step 2) here; http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ubuntu/download

Did you verify the .iso file you downloaded? You can do that using the instructions here; https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HowToMD5SUM

Thanks

Mike

Refreshe
January 2nd, 2011, 11:14 AM
Yes and Yes

migs73
January 2nd, 2011, 11:25 AM
Since you have a good .iso file you could try using Unetbootin (http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/) to write your bootable USB stick or burn it to a CD if you have a drive to boot from.

This problem seems limited to 10.10 (I assume it is that version you have) so you could try 10.04 (which is a long term release version), and then upgrade to 10.10 if you really require any of its functionality.

Mike

Refreshe
January 2nd, 2011, 11:27 AM
Thanks mike im trying unetbootin right now I will post if it doesnt work. *FINGERS CROSSED*

Refreshe
January 2nd, 2011, 11:29 AM
Quick question. How do I remove the old .iso from my usb?

Verbeck
January 2nd, 2011, 11:31 AM
Quick question. How do I remove the old .iso from my usb?

reformat the drive or just delete the files which were created

Refreshe
January 2nd, 2011, 11:32 AM
Ty