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    Clean Install Trusty 14.04 error: malformed file

    error: malformed file
    Press any key to continue ......

    I had this problem a week or so ago with beta 2 and it's still present in a clean install downloaded
    today Sat 19 Apr 2014 08:13:38 AM MDT

    500Gb HD, 2.5 Dual Core Intel 64bit 4 gig ram.

    I'm running a dual drive system 12.04 on one, 14.04 now on the other. During install I found that the
    blank drive had to be set to primary drive and second drive un-pluged before the DVD would boot
    fully and allow the install.

    The error doesn't happen right away, but after 4 or 5 reboots and the screen gives a boarder around it, the error
    is in the upper left corner before anything else.

    Press enter and it continues and boots.

    Thanks
    Bob Ross

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    Re: Clean Install Trusty 14.04 error: malformed file

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2215960

    Others have seen it, I saw it once. No real idea, sorry.
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    Re: Clean Install Trusty 14.04 error: malformed file

    it maye be due to the following 2 reasons:
    1.corrupted download of iso file.
    2.or any problems during making of bootable usb i.e copying the files to the usb...........hope this helps.
    Nav

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    Re: Clean Install Trusty 14.04 error: malformed file

    12.04 still works great. Maybe something to do with installing one of these Virtual Box & Extensions,
    Arduino? These are the only thing I installed and there was no updates beyond it installing updates
    during the install. I formated the drive again. I'll try again tomorrow and test after each
    program installed.

    Quote Originally Posted by bapoumba View Post
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2215960

    Others have seen it, I saw it once. No real idea, sorry.

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    Re: Clean Install Trusty 14.04 error: malformed file

    I saw this message at the begining of bootup. The message dissapeared after I ran boot-repair. Not sure if that is actually related.

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    Re: Clean Install Trusty 14.04 error: malformed file

    I already deleted the drive. Found a few other issues with 14.04 that I decided to wait a while. I'm sure a lot of this will get worked on as time goes forward. 12.04 is running fine. VirtualBox from the software center is not right and it doesn't detect any USB devices (Yes all extensions etc.. installed) then I install from the web site and they only cover to 13.10, it detects a few USB devices but does not allow them to be clicked, they are grayed out. So maybe I might have been rushing it to update. Might be best to wait.

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    Re: Clean Install Trusty 14.04 error: malformed file

    Quote Originally Posted by raccoonstrait View Post
    I saw this message at the begining of bootup. The message dissapeared after I ran boot-repair. Not sure if that is actually related.
    Had I seen it afterwards, that is what I would have done.
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    Re: Clean Install Trusty 14.04 error: malformed file

    Quote Originally Posted by brosskgm View Post
    error: malformed file
    Press any key to continue ......

    Thanks
    Bob Ross
    I have this same problem. After doing a clean install of 13.10 on a new system, I got tired of the upgrade nag and decided to upgrade to 14.04. When the upgrade was finished the error message showed up and the boot splash screen went away.

    Thanks,
    Rick

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    Re: Clean Install Trusty 14.04 error: malformed file

    I never tried 13.10 I stuck with the 12.04LTS for the last several years and when 14.04LTS was released I installed to a clean drive.

    After the 4th install the error went away. The only thing I did different was burn to DVD at 4 speed. Awful slow, and I not sure that was the problem but after the install and installing all the software it didn't do it. But the drive was cleaned again because VirtualBox is not detecting the USB devices connected to the system anywhere. 14.04 finds them all.

    VirtualBox only show a release for 13.10 so there could be an issue they need to work on. Even after following the processes to make sure they are read doesn't work.

    I even installed 12.04 on the hard drive and installed VirtualBox and it found the USB devices. Go figure that one out.

    As soon as someone tells me what the difference for the VirtualBox USB devices between 12.04 and 14.04 I'll be done.

    I liked 14.04 but I have a few programs and two scanners that Ubuntu doesn't have drivers for.


    Quote Originally Posted by RickKnight View Post
    I have this same problem. After doing a clean install of 13.10 on a new system, I got tired of the upgrade nag and decided to upgrade to 14.04. When the upgrade was finished the error message showed up and the boot splash screen went away.

    Thanks,
    Rick

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    Re: Clean Install Trusty 14.04 error: malformed file

    I'm seeing this as well every few boots. I upgraded from 12.04LTS.

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