View Full Version : [ubuntu] Improperly burnt Alternate Install USB ? 12.04 Pangolin

July 6th, 2012, 07:27 PM
1. Not being confident about optical drive quality, I burnt my Alternate iso (md5 was verified) for 12.04 into a 8GB HP usb stick via pendrivelinux UUI -

2. I have GAG installed to my MBR as I'd rather use that than GRUB in MBR
I'll put Lilo in '/'

3. BIOS boot order is set to make Hard disk as last option

4. BTW I used the same steps in as in 1. to also burn a simple Desktop 12.04 Live to another 8GB HP usb stick via pendrivelinux UUI - this one boots nicely and allows me Live sessions with persistence.

5. But my Alternate USB is stuck in the main menu "Install Ubuntu / Test Memory ...etc " i pressed Enter to boot & got this message
"Could not find kernel image: /casper/vmlinuz"

What do I do ?

July 7th, 2012, 05:01 AM
I like to boot ISO directly with grub2's loopmount. It works fine for Desktop, but does not work for alternate or server versions as something in ISO is missing.

I think you have to use the standard unetbootin to create flash drive.

Grub does not loopmount alternate

You can add to the bug even if it is not grub2 just to wake up the developers. It really needs 5 or more complaints before they really look at something, but not enough users boot any other way than standard.

July 7th, 2012, 03:09 PM
Tks Fred
or shud i say RightsaidFred!!