View Full Version : [ubuntu] Ubuntu 11.04 usb problems

April 29th, 2011, 10:51 PM
switched off ubuntu when i installed windows 7 for a bit, didn't have time to learn the intricacies of both systems. Saw the new release and wanted to try it out. Followed the ubuntu instructions on how to install it and make a live usb. Using a 4 GB Sandisk Cruzer straight out of the box.

When I boot to the usb, I get to screen that asks whether I want to run ubuntu from the USB, or to install it on my computer. Selecting the run from USB option shows a bunch of commands cycling through for a bit, then the screen goes black and just stays that way. Not really sure what the problem is.

Trying to run the 64 bit version fyi.

April 30th, 2011, 12:39 AM
Does the 32 bit version do the same?

May 1st, 2011, 01:47 AM
The same as what I spent, don't know where to go now!

May 1st, 2011, 11:14 AM
There are not many details in your post, so I can only give you general advice:


May 1st, 2011, 01:58 PM
imdmill and Quang4me, you have three options:

remove U3 launchpad from the USB drive on a windows machine with SanDisk's tool (http://u3.sandisk.com/launchpadremoval.htm):
use another USB drive from another brand or a SanDisk without U3 launchpad
install 10.10 and upgrade right after boot.

More about it here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1743527