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March 30th, 2013, 03:08 PM
I just put a new motherboard into my computer. (Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H)

I put my Ubuntu 10.04.3 cd and when it ran I got this message:
(initramfs) Unable to find a medium containing a live file system.

I have put this program from this cd on various computers and have never seen this before.

I was able to install 12.10 with no problems, but I prefer the older version with the disk utility among other differences.

Does anyone have a solution.

March 30th, 2013, 03:20 PM
There is a problem with the optical drive or the CD -- the drive is not able to read the CD.

It is also possible there is a compatibility problem between the old optical drive and the new motherboard.

March 30th, 2013, 03:25 PM
Does the CD read correctly? I have often experiensed problem with the CD/CD-drives. Are the CD dirty and so on...

You can check the CD with https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HowToMD5SUM

Anyway are you awared that 10.04LTS don't get supported after 9-may this year? 12:10 are supported to april-2014 but 12.04 are supported untill april-2017?

March 30th, 2013, 03:44 PM
i got the same result with a usb stick so i suspect that the problem is not cd

March 30th, 2013, 07:22 PM
(initramfs) Unable to find a medium containing a live file system.

I do not think that there is a way around this. I had the same problem a few weeks ago with every ISO of Raring Ringtail that I tried. It was and still is under development. But the problem is now fixed. I never had an issue like that with any ISO image of Ubuntu before.

I recently installed Ubuntu Kylin 13.04 to a USB stick and things were fine until an update got stuck and I powered off. The update included a kernel update and when I booted again I got that same error message. I simply re-installed. Believe what the message says. It cannot find a live file system.