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    Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook install problem

    Hello, I'm having problems installing Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook onto my Asus 900. I downloaded the .iso then used the "make startup disc" feature in my Mint 9 desktop machine to make a usb install disk. All appears well at that point. When I try to boot from the usb stick, I get an error message as follows:

    "SYSLINUX 363 Debien-2008-07-15 ......
    Unknown Keyword in Configuration File

    boot: "

    and the cursor just hangs there and doesn't respond to the keyboard.

    I also tried it on another Asus and a Gateway Laptop with the same results.

    My intention is to have this the sole OS on my little Asus 900.

    'tis a headscratcher.

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    Re: Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook install problem

    Do you have a machine with Windows on it? I've had bad luck making bootable USBs in Linux. I've always run into some problem.

    If you can get to a Windows machine search for a program called LiLi (Linux Live usb installer). It's automated, you can choose for it to use your .iso or download a new one. Give it a shot and let us know if it worked!

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    Re: Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook install problem

    I had the same problem when I made my USB-"live cd" using the utility, from Ubuntu 10.10.
    However, when I used the startup-USB maker from Ubuntu 10.04 everything went fine and the error messsage did not appear.
    I suppose there is a bug in the startup-(USB)disk-maker in 10.10!

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    Re: Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook install problem

    Download unetbootin.

    http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net

    You can use it on Linux Mint. Don't download it from the repositories as they contain the older version and I suspect it doesn't work with 10.10. Download from the webiste instead.

    This page lists a few more options.

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...n/FromUSBStick

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    Re: Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook install problem

    Thanks, I should add that I used the same procedure and the same equipment to make a bootable usb of Lubuntu 10.04 and it installed just fine (that's anecdote, not evidence).

    I've tried Unetbootin and the Windows version worked quite well. I had some problems with the linux version(s) but they may have been caused by me.

    I have Windows machines available and a usb external CD R/W machine. In fact, I burned a CD using the same .iso I had used previously, and am currently installing 10.10 netbook onto the little Asus. But it is slooooow.

    It's nice to know I'm not alone with my peculiar problems.
    Last edited by Richsheri4; October 25th, 2010 at 11:26 PM. Reason: grammer

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