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August 31st, 2009, 08:55 PM

I've just decided to start using ubuntu on my asus laptop.
I downloaded the 9,04 desktop version of ubuntu and then I realized that I have no empty cd's.

I googled and found that the program unetbotting could help me so I tried this.

The computer boots from it but then I get to some sort of ubuntu loading screen then I get this error message

[ 2.800067] ata1: softreset failed(device not ready)
[ 3.716062] ata2: softreset failed(device not ready)
modprobe: FATAL: Could not load /lib/modules/2.6.28-11-generic/modules.deb: no such file or directory

I've tried to google it but with no luck.

Now I turn to you and I really hope someone could help me!

I'm using a 16gb cruzer usb formated with fat32
and an Asus X5DABSeries

Thanks in advance


August 31st, 2009, 10:25 PM
have you tried re-downloading and starting over?

there is a chance that something went wrong either in the download or in imaging the thumb drive....

August 31st, 2009, 11:54 PM
ensure that you have bios setup to be able to boot to the usb and also try formatting usb and try creating again...see this thread (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=811397) for more help.