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    Bootable USB with Ubuntu 10.04 refuses to install

    Hello,

    Currently have Ubuntu 9.04 on Dell 1545

    Attempted to create bootable USB with Ubuntu 10.04 so I can do I clean install. In the past, I tried to upgrade from 9.04 to 9.10, but the screen would get frozen after the installation.

    TO create the bootable USB, I did the following


    * Downloaded Ubuntu 10.04 ISO
    * System > Administration > USB Startup Disk Creator

    Once I created the disk, I rebooted the laptop, and the Purple screen with "Ubuntu" appears momentarily. Then, the screen goes blank forever.

    Tried few more attempts.

    I want to install Ubuntu 10.04 on Dell 1545, and all I have is USB.

    Please help!!!!!!!!!!!
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    contentment the greatest wealth,
    faithfulness the best relationship.
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    Re: Bootable USB with Ubuntu 10.04 refuses to install

    There's some trouble with nvidia graphics chipset, you'll find a lot postings regarding that problem
    Does your machine uses it?

    mue.de

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    Re: Bootable USB with Ubuntu 10.04 refuses to install

    Quote Originally Posted by mue.de View Post
    There's some trouble with nvidia graphics chipset, you'll find a lot postings regarding that problem

    How do I find out whether my laptop uses nvidia graphics chipset. This is a Dell 1545 running Ubuntu 9.04.
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    contentment the greatest wealth,
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    Re: Bootable USB with Ubuntu 10.04 refuses to install

    I attempted to create bootable USB with 11.04 twice and evertime at startup I get a black screen that says something along the lines of

    configuration file cannot find keyword
    boot:

    Are there any drivers I need to install in order for this to work?
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    faithfulness the best relationship.
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    Re: Bootable USB with Ubuntu 10.04 refuses to install

    Did you ever manage to do an install using the usb key?

    to get past the 'boot:' prompt issue....(for 10.04 at least) type 'help' and press enter. This will raise the menu. Pressing enter again will launch the default install.

    Hopefully that is enough to resolve your problem. In my case however, the install is looking for a cd-rom. I would try to fool it to look again at the usb drive it is running from, but it is not listed in the /dev directory.

    Has anyone ever managed to install a 10.04 server with a usb drive only? I have done it with a CD install and will do so if I am forced to, but would rather not have to break open a box and start moving hardware around to be able to install software.
    100% Ubuntu: Laptop (Mint 13), Desktop(11.10), Server(10.04)

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    Re: Bootable USB with Ubuntu 10.04 refuses to install

    Quote Originally Posted by garolou View Post
    Did you ever manage to do an install using the usb key?
    ...
    Has anyone ever managed to install a 10.04 server with a usb drive only? I have done it with a CD install and will do so if I am forced to, but would rather not have to break open a box and start moving hardware around to be able to install software.

    I ended up doing the following.


    1. Get 16 GB USB
    2. Follow directions from http://www.pendrivelinux.com/univers...easy-as-1-2-3/
    3. Use Windows OS to format the 16 GB USB in FAT32
    4. Burn Ubuntu ISO onto USB


    After these steps, I was able to boot the laptop with this USB and install 11.04

    i believe the trick was going onto a Windows computer to format the USB in FAT 32 rather than Ubuntu.
    Health is the greatest gift,
    contentment the greatest wealth,
    faithfulness the best relationship.
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