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Thread: Unable to install

  1. #1
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    Unhappy Unable to install

    I have been using a live usb now for two years and am finally experiencing the same problems discussed in this post:

    BusyBox v1.13.3 (Ubuntu 1:1.13.3-1ubuntu7) built-in shell (ash)
    Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.

    (initramfs) "Unable to find a medium containing a live file system"

    (initramfs)

    So I downloaded an upgraded .iso "ubuntu-10.04.4-desktop-amd64" the original .iso is ubuntu-10.04.3-desktop-amd64" With this new .iso how can I use it to repair "10.04.3 liveusb?
    Can this be achieved in Busybox at the (initramfs) prompt? My second point is this...I have downloaded the file "bootinfoscript-061.tar" Can the script be run or created inside or at the initramfs prompt?
    My host OS is Windows 7 on an ASUS X55a notebook!

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    Re: Unable to install

    Post moved to its own thread.

  3. #3
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    Re: Unable to install

    You need to have a working Linux - install, liveCD or flash to run the bootinfo script. I usually suggest Boot-Repair as it is a gui and runs bootinfoscript plus more info. You can download Boot-Repair into a Linux you have or download a full repair ISO to install to DVD or flash.

    If just a live install, do you have anything saved with persistence?
    Or after many uses perhaps flash drive has failed?
    Or maybe just a chkdsk if FAT32?

    Post the link to the BootInfo report that this creates. Is part of Boot-Repair:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Info
    Boot Repair -Also handles LVM, GPT, separate /boot and UEFI dual boot.:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair
    You can repair many boot issues with this or 'Create BootInfo' report (Other Options) & post the link it creates, so we can see your exact configuration and diagnose advanced problems.
    Install in Ubuntu liveCD or USB or Full RepairCD with Boot-Repair (for newer computers)
    http://sourceforge.net/p/boot-repair/home/Home/
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuSecureRemic
    For more info on UEFI boot install & repair - Regularly Updated :
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
    Please use Thread Tools above first post to change to [Solved] when/if answered completely.

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