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January 16th, 2015, 08:22 AM
I tried Ubuntu 14.10 (64 & 32 Bit) & Ubuntu 12.10 (64 & 32 Bit) I get this error every time I select & entered "Install Ubuntu" I am installing Ubuntu using a USB
[21.317787] Kernel panic - Not Syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block (2,0)
[21.317916] Pid: 1, comm: swapper/0 Not tainted 3.5.0 - 17 - generic #28 Ubuntu
[21.318033] Call Trace:
[21.318150] [15bf0ec] panic + 0x81/0x17b
[21.318269] [c18aede1] mount_block_root + 0x19a/0x23d
[21.318387] [c115cb1d] ? sys_mlenod + 0x2d/0x30
[21.318503] [18aeff1] mount_root + 0x5e/0x64
[21.318615] [c18af145] prepare_namespace + 0x14e/0x192
[21.318731] [c114da05] ? sys_acces + 0x25/0x30
[21.318843] [c18ab75] kernel_init + 0x1b1/0x1b6
[21.318956] [c18ae41c] ? . loglevel + 0x25/0x25
[21.319068] [c18ae9c4] ? start_kernet + 0x363/0.363
[21.319184] [c15d04fe] kernel_thread_helper + 0x6/0x10

January 16th, 2015, 03:44 PM
I can only guess that the USB creation process used failed or was corrupted somehow. I'd verify the ISO first and try creating the flash drive again. If that fails, I'd try a different flash drive - not all of them are compatible with all hardware.

If this is an ubuntu desktop, can you try running off the flash drive first? How does that work?

BTW - 12.10 isn't supported since last May. You really need to use an LTS release if you can't reinstall every 6 months. 14.04 is the newest LTS release for a fresh install. The next one is 16.04 ... in 1.5 yrs.

January 17th, 2015, 12:21 AM
Uhh any other help?

January 17th, 2015, 12:27 AM

Did you try any of The Fu's suggestions? If so, could you tell us what happened?

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