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jose1522
March 3rd, 2011, 06:56 AM
I was trying to install ubuntu but I have this message in the screen:

(process:373): GLib-warning **: getpwuid_r(): failed due to unknown user id (0)

stdin: I/O error
/init: line 7: can't open /dev/sr0: No medium found


This is the story:

I was trying to install ubuntu on a partition of my hard drive but some reason I was not able to boot the OS from either the DVD or the USB (yes, I changed the boot settings from the BIOS), so I had the terrible idea of installing ubuntu from windows on the other partition and then boot with ubuntu and format the partition where windows was..... When I turned on the pc again I had a message about a file called NFSLT or something like that (sorry for my lack of knowledge XD) and when I try to install again ubuntu I get that F*cking message....


Can somebody please help me out?! :(

swapnilnarendra
March 3rd, 2011, 09:27 AM
I am sorry but DID you format your windows partition or is your windows still working ?

I dont understand why your system wont boot Ubuntu via a CD/USB ?
I guess it could be a hardware issue.
Have you tried checking your boot order while your USB was plugged in ?
It should show the name of the USB brand (in most cases) and thats how we can know that its recognizing your USB.

I had the same problem once but after my computer totally crashed it picked up my USB drive (my CD drive was totally wasted) and I have been using only Ubuntu since.

jose1522
March 3rd, 2011, 10:16 AM
I am sorry but DID you format your windows partition or is your windows still working ?

I dont understand why your system wont boot Ubuntu via a CD/USB ?
I guess it could be a hardware issue.
Have you tried checking your boot order while your USB was plugged in ?
It should show the name of the USB brand (in most cases) and thats how we can know that its recognizing your USB.

I had the same problem once but after my computer totally crashed it picked up my USB drive (my CD drive was totally wasted) and I have been using only Ubuntu since.


yes, I removed windows completely and also changed the boot priority, but when I'm installing ubuntu it freezes and won't go beyond the "loading" screen.... :S

mrgs
March 3rd, 2011, 11:28 AM
It sounds like you need to add boot options:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCDBootOptions
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1613132

I guess that you are installing 10.10. You could also try 10.04.