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farrow
October 13th, 2010, 03:00 AM
i have downloaded the latest 10;10 .iso of Ubuntu, when I use Unetbootin to create a LiveUSB, I get the following error message:

No init found. Try passing init=bootarg
BusyBox v1.15.3 (Ubuntu 1:1.15.3-1ubuntuv5) built-in shell (ash)

(inittramfs

Does anyone know how to overcome this problem, as it has outfoxed me.

thanks

beew
October 13th, 2010, 06:18 AM
i have downloaded the latest 10;10 .iso of Ubuntu, when I use Unetbootin to create a LiveUSB, I get the following error message:

No init found. Try passing init=bootarg
BusyBox v1.15.3 (Ubuntu 1:1.15.3-1ubuntuv5) built-in shell (ash)

(inittramfs

Does anyone know how to overcome this problem, as it has outfoxed me.

thanks

What OS do you use? If you are using Ubuntu 10.04 you can create a live usb (with persistence too) by using the Startup Disk Creator under the System > Administration drop down menu.

If you use Windows check this out.

http://www.linuxliveusb.com/

I don't use Unetbootin because it doesn't support persistence so I can't tell you how to trouble shoot it.

garvinrick4
October 13th, 2010, 08:54 AM
If you have a CD around use a burning program and burn the .iso file to a disk. Boot the disk and use Try Ubuntu when it starts up go to System/Admin/startup disk creator and use that program to make a flash drive install using the .iso file and a 4 gig drive.
You can make up to 4 gig of persistence so you can save changes.
Will be handy as a Live usb or if you just want to test 10.10.

AndyM3
October 13th, 2010, 09:00 AM
Try using the "Try Ubuntu" or "Install Ubuntu" entry from the bootup menu, not the "Default" entry. I remember that fixed it for me a couple of times.

amjjawad
October 13th, 2010, 09:41 AM
Try using the "Try Ubuntu" or "Install Ubuntu" entry from the bootup menu, not the "Default" entry. I remember that fixed it for me a couple of times.

He doesn't have a live media yet. He has problem with creating LiveCD and Live USB.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1594576

AndyM3
October 13th, 2010, 09:47 AM
He doesn't have a live media yet. He has problem with creating LiveCD and Live USB.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1594576

No, he can boot, but the kernel can't find something. So he gets dropped to a shell (ash).

amjjawad
October 13th, 2010, 09:54 AM
No, he can boot, but the kernel can't find something. So he gets dropped to a shell (ash).


i have downloaded the latest 10;10 .iso of Ubuntu, when I use Unetbootin to create a LiveUSB, I get the following error message:

No init found. Try passing init=bootarg
BusyBox v1.15.3 (Ubuntu 1:1.15.3-1ubuntuv5) built-in shell (ash)

(inittramfs

At least, this is what I understood from his post. Maybe I'm wrong.

drpjkurian
October 13th, 2010, 10:08 AM
See this post (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=9948033#post9948033) and this

blog (http://trentscott.com/2010/10/07/fixing-usb-install-issues-with-ubuntu-10-10-maverick-meerkat/)

farrow
October 13th, 2010, 10:37 AM
thanks for all the responses, I will see if I can get the suggestions to work. I am using 10:04, I had installed Unetbootin and chose a downloaded .iso of 10:10 with the view of making a LiveUSB only to test out 10:10. It seems odd that i can't make a LiveUSB without these problems.

Does my experience count as a Bug? As I am not sure how I can get the problem resolved so other people don't end up with the problem.

DavePlummer
October 13th, 2010, 11:25 AM
I had this problem, and solved it by first removing the stock version of syslinux, and then downloading and manally installing the Maverick Meerkat syslinux-common and syslinux packages.

spikoley
October 13th, 2010, 11:40 AM
I ran into this bug when I was installing Meerkat. It is a known bug with Unetbootin. The solution is to use Startup Disk Creator and then edit syslinux.cfg.

From: http://trentscott.com/2010/10/07/fixing-usb-install-issues-with-ubuntu-10-10-maverick-meerkat/

Using GParted to Format a USB Stick
Fixing USB Install Issues with Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat
Published on October 7, 2010 in Ubuntu. 2 Comments Tags: bootlogo, fix, gfxboot, maverick meerkat, ubuntu, ui, unknown keyword in configuration file.

This morning, I attempted to install Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat from a USB drive but received an error message to my disdain. After using the USB Startup Disk Creator to create a bootable USB installer, I rebooted only to be confronted with the following fatal error message: “Unknown keyword in configuration file”. Here’s a fix for it (thanks to JackNocturne):

NOTE: This has only been tested and reported as working on the 32-bit version of Ubuntu 10.10. Compatibility issues have been reported with the 64-bit version.

1. Using the USB Startup Disk Creator, make a bootable USB disk with the latest Ubuntu 10.10 .ISO.
2. Once the process is complete, browse to the root directory of the USB disk, click on the /syslinux folder, and open the file entitled syslinux.cfg.
3. Using a text/code editor, find the line:
ui gfxboot bootlogo
4. Change it to:
gfxboot bootlogo
5. Save the file and reboot to test — it should work now.

From this thread (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1592204).

farrow
October 13th, 2010, 11:42 AM
I had this problem, and solved it by first removing the stock version of syslinux, and then downloading and manally installing the Maverick Meerkat syslinux-common and syslinux packages.

Thanks, I think I will report the issue as a Bug as most newbies will not know how to (me) act on your suggestions, though hopefully your ideas will be helpful to others.

beew
October 13th, 2010, 11:44 AM
If you are running Lucid and want to create a live usb for Maverick, Luicd's startup disk creator is definitely better than Unetbootin, you can make the usb persistent.

I have no idea about the editing syslinux stuff. I have made a Maverick live usb with 3 g of persistence and I never have to edit syslinux.

farrow
October 13th, 2010, 06:07 PM
Thanks, I burn a copy to a CD then used Ubuntu inbuilt start-up disk creator. I did not realise I could use the creator to create a LiveUSB (without persistence) and I do like not having the Unetbootin splash page.

gsf747
October 14th, 2010, 10:49 PM
I ran into this error with an older version of unetbootin (471) but a newer version (494, with the "Try Ubuntu Netbook" options) worked without flaw.

Ctrl-Alt-F1
October 22nd, 2010, 08:58 PM
For those using Ubuntu to make your LiveUsb. System > Administration > Startup Disk Creator worked for me in Ubuntu 10.04 for making a 10.10 usb bootable.