View Full Version : [ubuntu] install issue: bad gzip magic numbers

May 4th, 2008, 05:24 PM

this is my first try at installing ubuntu. I'm trying to install on an old laptop. Using the alternate cd (both 7.1 and 8.04) i was able to launch the install process by setting the noacpm and acpi=force options. But the system reboots after a short while with the following message:

checking if image is initramfs...it isn't (bad gzip magic numbers); looks like an initrd

Any idea on the issue ? Thanks,