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fizdup
October 1st, 2011, 06:37 PM
I am attempting to install Ubuntu 11.04 from USB on a four year old ASUS laptop.

It attempts to install. Soon it comes to a halt with the message "(initramfs) can not mount /dev/loop0 (/cdrom/casper/filesystem.squashfs) on //filesystem.squashfs"
I thought that perhaps it was a problem with the USB stick, so I got a new one, but I get the same error message.

Anyone got any ideas?

FerroPower
October 1st, 2011, 06:41 PM
did you use UnetBootin to write the Ubuntu on your USB stick ? first format the USB Fat32 then use UNetBootIn to write the Ubuntu OS or any Linux distro you want on that stick.(Be sure to select proper settings otherwise you might erase some partition.)

fizdup
October 3rd, 2011, 05:42 PM
I used Unuversal USB creator, as per the advice from teh ubuntu web page. I did then try to use UNetBootin, but it kept freezing while creating the boot stick.

I attempted to install Xubuntu, and even bought a new hard drive. The live boot works, but the installation fails.