please use the vmlinuz & initrd.gz files from the below site:
The vmlinuz & initrd.gz files from the .iso have been coded for an install from a physical CD and will not work for an .iso based install.
Last edited by john_spiral; April 15th, 2007 at 05:29 PM.
I'm sure that I have downloaded the files from the same link.
(But actually I download with some problems, intrid.gz is 4.2M, but after downloaded by IE, it's about 10M)
So I use Firefox download them again.
And I check the partition, i found there is another ISO file (not ubuntu, damn it, i didn't realize it effect the installation)
After deleted the iso, reboot OK, now i can enter to the installation panel...
did the installer from:
work without having to make the below steps?
(7) Boot the machine from the hard disk or floppy that has grub installed, you should see a menu that contains ‘Install Ubuntu’. Select ‘Install Ubuntu’ and press enter.
(eight) Next run through the installation until it fails to find the .iso file. Then change to terminal 2 with (Ctrl-Alt-F2). Hit enter to activate this console.
(9) Type the below commands in terminal 2:
mkdir -p /dev/loop
ln /dev/loop0 /dev/loop/0
(10) Change back to terminal 1 (Ctrl-Alt-F1), scan again and the ISO will be detected.
I want to install Feisty on my notebook, downloaded the alternate version and the Feisty vmlinuz and initrd.gz.
It took me quite some time to find out how even to create a boot floppy with grub installed on it (I tried it that way, maybe you could add that tutorial to your howto, there are enough newbies out there like me ^^ ...)
Ok, now I'm stuck between setp (7) and (eight).
GRUB is loading, and I "Install Ubuntu". But then this error shows up:
Error 17: Cannot mount selected partition.
I edited the menu.lst to "root (hd0,1) -> I have partitioned my drive and split it up in two parts (in Windows-terms: C: and D. I inserted all the needed files in the /boot directory on D:.
Then I tried to start the system from the floppy, and the GRUB screen showed up. Then the error. First I thought: "Err, ok, D: it's NTFS, maybe GRUB can't read it." Then I formatted D: with FAT32, because I thought it would make a difference. Well, nothing changed ^^ still Error 17.
Logically, the D: Partition has to be (hd0,1)... I have no other drives in my notebook C = hd0,0 and D: = hd0,1 ... what else? O_o
Did I miss something or what did go wrong?
Sorry for my crappy english ;D
Ehm,.. nevermind... I started the grub-command (pressing "c" in the GRUB menu) and used the command "find /boot/vmlinuz". It returned (hd0.4).... don't ask me how the D:-partition ended up at hd0,4... edited the root-values and now the install is working. Let's see how the whole story ends
As said, nevermind, I was just too hasty ^^
Last edited by TheByteRaper; April 28th, 2007 at 07:17 PM.
I just installed ubuntustudio (DVD) iso using this guide thanks!
I used the above quoted link to get the installer files and steps 7 through 9 were not required.
Appreciate the HOW TO for this, saved me moving my dvd drive between desktops thanks!
Thank you, It is working.
Ware can one find Xubuntu 6.10 ? Will it work the same?