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    Can't load my Netbook Maverick liveCD or USB

    Hi all,

    I'm in a bit of a jam here. I have an Acer Aspire One ZG5 netbook onto which i'm trying to install Ubuntu Netbook, but every liveCD and liveUSB I make gives me the same problem: I can't even load it, it gives me the following error:

    Code:
    No init found. Try passing init=bootarg.
    
    BusyBox v1.15.3 (Ubuntu 1:1.15.3-1ubuntu5) built-in shell (ash)
    Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.
    
    (initramfs)_
    I know, this message has bothered plenty of people already and there are a ton of threads about it, but none of them have solved my problem yet...

    In the meantime I'm stuck with the native Linpus Lite, which works but is far from being as flexible as I'd like it to be...

    I could also try to install 10.04 and do the incremental upgrade, but that would take forever and isn't as clean...

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    Re: Can't load my Netbook Maverick liveCD or USB

    i have this exact problem man. did you solve it?

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    Re: Can't load my Netbook Maverick liveCD or USB

    Did you use unetbootin to create the USB? It looks like either the iso is corrupt or the path to the initrd is wrong.

    After creating the USB check out the syslinux.cfg on the root of the USB stick.

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    Re: Can't load my Netbook Maverick liveCD or USB

    amsterdamharu am befriending you.

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    Re: Can't load my Netbook Maverick liveCD or USB

    Thanks amsterdamharu, i'll give that a shot.

    Yes, i used unetbootin to create the usb key, and i've tried downloading the iso several times so i doubt every one of them was corrupt... Not only that, the Maverick Desktop iso i downloaded doesn't work either! must be either of the two other things you mentioned...

    I'm not that big a programmer so I'm not quite sure how to do things...
    what should i be looking for/setting in sysconfig?
    what should the initrd path be and how can i find it/set it?

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    Re: Can't load my Netbook Maverick liveCD or USB

    could you post the syslinux.cfg that's on the usb stick?

    When you see the
    Code:
    (initramfs)_


    If you type help are there a lot of commands?

    I wonder if this command works:

    Code:
    cat /var/log kern.log

    or
    Code:
    exit
    And then
    Code:
    cat /var/log kern.log




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