I know that unetbootin doesn't show 12.04 in the list of available releases yet, but I downloaded the i386 ISO of 12.04 to install on my netbook and used unetbootin to burn it to a usb flash drive and a usb microusb card in my portable card reader/writer. Everytime I tried to install I got an error about not being able to copy some file. So I thought ok, bad image. I downloaded again and ran unetbootin again. Now it goes to the purple screen with the Ubuntu and the moving dots, then goes to a busybox initramfs error saying it can't mount loop device to cow and that a device mount is using the -o option. Doesn't matter what I do - same error.
So......I'm wondering, even though it's ubuntu, if unetbootin doesn't pull the release id down from releases, is it possible that even though it's an Ubuntu ISO it doesn't process it correctly? If so, does anyone know how to get 12.04 onto a netbook short of using an external CD drive (which I don't have)?
Also, I must have missed it somewhere - can someone point me to the md5 for 12.04 i386 desktop image?
Thanks in advance!