View Full Version : [all variants] cant install ubuntu error; [(initramfs) mount: mounting /dev/loop0]

December 22nd, 2014, 03:48 AM
Hi everyone,

Every time I try to install almost any version and flavour of ubuntu, on UEFI or on legacy, the following error comes up after choosing ''Try ubuntu without installing''

(initramfs) mount: mounting /dev/loop0 on //filesystem.squashfs failed: invalid argument can not mount /dev/loop0 (/cdrom/casper/filesystem.squashfs)
I tried install the software using a sandisk extreme 16GB 3.0 usb, a kingston 4GB 2.0 usb and the Universal-USB-Installer-

Any ideas or questions?

December 22nd, 2014, 06:38 PM
1) Did you md5sum check the downloaded iso?
See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HowToMD5SUM
Check the number against the listing in the link for your release listed at
http://releases.ubuntu.com under the MD5SUMS link.
2) If using a CD/DVD, did you burn the disc as slowly as possible?
See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BurningIsoHowto
3) Did you select the media check before trying to install?
4) Did you ever do a "memory check" (another live-media menu choice) on your PC?
Doing the above can save you a lot of time struggling with a bad install media.

I have never used the universal USB installer, but did use unetbootin once (pre UEFI) and it worked.

December 26th, 2014, 03:58 AM
Hello ubfan1 and thank you for your response!

I am answering your questions with the given order.
1)Done and everything was fine.
2)Do not have CD/DVD device.
3)if you mean the option ''check disk for errors'' in the menu with ''try ubuntu without installing'' etc, yes i did it and i got the same error.
I used both universal USB installer and unetbootin and got the same error.
Something i forgot to mention is that the only flavour that leads to a graphical environment is Xubuntu but installation crashes when '' grub-install dummy failed. This is a fatal error.''