Ubuntu Installation :: 9.10 LiveCD Will Not Run

Apr 4, 2010

I have a Ubuntu, Kubuntu 9.10 live CD which I know work because I have installed on my other computer, (HP Pavillion ze2000), and also linux mint 8 and openSUSE 11.2, which also run/work. However when I put them in my current computer and restart, the computer simply ignores them and carries on with vista. I have been testing out the live CD's on VirtualBox and on my second computer and they look pretty nifty But the computer just ignores them as if they weren't there.

Specification :
Hp Pavillion dv6 notebook PC
Windows Vista service pack 2
AMD athlon X2 Dual Core
2.00 GB RAM
32 bit
X86-based PC

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Ubuntu Installation :: LiveCD Starts Installation By Itself And Stops At Error / Fix It/

Jun 30, 2010

A friend of mine has asked me to install Ubuntu for a long time. Today I set up his partitions with Lucid LiveCD and GParted.

However, the LiveCd throws an error that makes me hesitant to continue.

If I boot a LiveCD on my computer I get a question meaning "run Live or install?"

This question does not appear on my friends computer. The first thing you see (about 2 min after boot) is an alertpanel saying something like "The installer encountered an unrecoverable error. We will now set up a desktop environment so you can investigate the problem." After that the normal Lucid (Live) desktop appears and functions well, as far as I can understand.

Sorry for not being able to give more data about my friends system. It is a stationary computer about 2 yrs old, running XP. I can't really make investigations on his system either. I had hoped to go there next time and just install Lucid.

Maybe one should try the alternate installer, but my friend just got used to the LiveCD and I would therefore like to use the LiveCD.

I don't understand why it seems to start installation by itself.

Most of all. I wonder if it is a good idea to run the installation from the desktop icon? Maybe it will encounter the same error that the LiveCd seems to encounter at startup?

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May 19, 2010

How do I get advanced installation options on the LiveCD? In former versions, I could hit F4 for modes. Do I need to use the alternate CD instead?

For reference, this is what I'm trying to do.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Can't Boot From USB LiveCD

Apr 18, 2010

I'm trying to boot off a USB LiveCD of Ubuntu 9.10 in order to save some data off a botched UNR install. However when I try to boot off said USB drive, I get this error:

process 2425: arguments to dbus_pending_call_set_notify() were incorrect, assertion "pending != NULL" failed in file dbus-pending-call.c line 596 The error repeats constantly until I turn off the netbook (EeePC 1008HA).

I've tested the USB drive using the "Check disk" option in the boot menu, and it comes up clean.

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Jun 23, 2010

I am currently triple booting between Windows, Mac, and Ubuntu. I was having problems booting earlier and somehow Grub2 got replaced by Grub 1.5 command line. I can't boot into Ubuntu anymore, I can only boot into a LiveCD, but I can't figure out how to re-install Grub2.. I tried using Terminal to install Grub, but it still did 1.5 command line. I did sudo apt-install grub and everything. Nothing worked..

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Dec 4, 2010

I have a 10.04.1 Live CD iso sitting on my HDD. I want to install it to my 4GB flash, and have at least 1GB of persistence, as I want it to be a sorta quick and handy tool to get the job done, or I specifically need something from there. Now, I have created similar before, with 1 GB of persistence, but the persistence just didn't really work for some odd reason. So the outline is that I want to install the Live CD to my USB, have at least 1GB of persistence and I'm also thinking of transferring some essential packages to the persistence/flash, like samba etc.

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May 8, 2011

Thought this might be best posted in a topic of its own (I've previously posted here and here). I've booted Ubuntu 11.04 from a LiveCD on my laptop (which already has 10.10 installed, plus a Windows Vista partition I haven't touched in ages), and I'm trying to upgrade to it, but I'm only being given the options "Install Ubuntu alongside them," "Erase disk and install Ubuntu," and "Something else." No option to upgrade. Why isn't it recognizing my 10.10 installation? Did my earlier attempts at upgrading mess something up? Should I try to boot up 10.10 and then upgrade with the LiveCD somehow?

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Jun 5, 2011

I recently upgraded to 11.04 on my WUBI and after a while the OS just stopped booting. Every time I try to boot it drops to the grub command line. I can't boot manually because it says file not found when I enter "linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.38-8-generic" And I can't repair the installation through the LiveCD as it gives the error message:"(initramfs) mount: mounting /dev/loop0 on //filesystem.squashfs failed: Input/output error.Can not mount /dev/loop0 (/cdrom/casper/filesystem.squashfs) on //filesystem.squashfs".Can anyone help with restoring the OS?

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Aug 10, 2011

NB I have a HP Compaq 4530s with i3 and I want to install linuxx , but when booting Live CD jumped out such an error as in the accompanying drawings. I have tried to change the boot and nothing is set

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Mar 9, 2009

I've burned the installation media on several different types of media, and i'm getting an error after the 3 bars load (first screen). I've tried the verify and boot option, and it's fine. I'm trying Fedora 10 on a studio xps 1340. The error messageet isCE hpet increasing min_delta_ns to xxxxx nsec twice, thenForce XPAon: 0about 15 times, thenCE hpet increasing min_delta_ns to xxxxx nsec a few more times, this pattern alternates and the xxxxx keeps increasing, starting at something like 10000 and jumping by 50000 each time it reposts.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Re-Installing Grub From LiveCD?

Jan 20, 2010

I was thinking of trying to install Window XP in a dual boot fashion but with the purpose of trying to configure wine to use it as it base instead of its normal setup. Only thing is Ubuntu is the sole controller of my laptop here atm and as you know installing XP will remove grub as boot controller. And while I know about SuperGrub I was wondering how, if possible,do I re-install grub from Karmic's LiveCD?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Get LiveCD (9.10) To Boot But Can't Get It To Work

Mar 21, 2010

I've been trying to get my LiveCD (9.10) to boot but I can't get it to work. I get it to the main screen then I select "Try Ubuntu without making changes to my system" and I get a whole bunch of information to pop up... looks like techno giberish to me. Then I get what essentially looks like a prompt, except no matter what I type I get nothing out of it. I just want to be able to use my liveCD without issue.

P.S. I'm using a Toshiba Satellite Laptop that has windows 7 installed.

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Ubuntu Installation :: How To Install The Livecd On A Usb Drive

Apr 13, 2010

I want to create a live CD that runs from my USB flash drive.How can I do this in Ubuntu. I am running Karmic 64bit.I found the programs:Universal USB InstallerLive Linux USBHowever these are both Windows based programs.Is there anything out there that will work in Linux that will do the same thing?

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Apr 30, 2010

So, my experience with the upgrade. Going from 9.10 64-bit to 10.4 64-bit. Tried to be a decent, sharing sort and downloaded the LiveCD for 64-bit from torrent. No problem. Didnt have any blank CDs handy, but I had a 1GB USB thumb drive that I have used to install other distros that I wanted to test, so used unetbootin to make my installation on. No problem.

LiveCD tried to run, but hung with a black screen; no blinking cursor, nothing. Problem. Restart, go back to my functioning system, and re-create the LiveCD on the thumb drive using USB Startup Disc Creator. No problem. Reboot. Monitor went into standby and never came out. Problem. Decided to give up on the LiveCD. Downloaded the alternate-install CD for 64-bit and put it on the thumb drive. No problem.

Installation went fine. No major hang-ups at this point. Had the grub_puts problem, even though I specified the correct place, and so had to reinstall grub, which fixed that.

Although it is still early in the process for me, my main (relatively minor) gripe is the same one I always have: Although Linux seems to be able to tell a lot about the hardware (through what I assume is either asking the hardware about it capabilities or getting info from the BIOS, perhaps), why can it not tell that my keyboard numlock key is supposed to be ON? My BIOS is set to turn it on at boot. My username and password both have numbers in them, and it is convenient for me to have the numlock on at boot and remain on.

I fully realize that there are many users of notebooks/netbooks that having this setting ON for default is a problem. I dont want it ON as default. I want a simple way to change the setting. Ive seen complaints and questions about this since at least Edgy (there may be older postings, but I havent needed to research back). System>Preferences>Keyboard can let me do so many things with my keyboard - except this, apparently.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Black Screen And Can't Use LiveCD

May 3, 2010

I was prompted to do the upgrade and I did it. I was working and was at a point I could restart as asked, and I did. Now I have a black screen and can't get anywhere. I have downloaded the liveCD for 10.04 and this is a massive failure. All I have is about a .25 inch wide space that I have any video of. And this is trying to just run from the disc or trying to do a clean install.

I am getting pretty aggravated and ready to scrap the whole system and re-install 9.10 if necessary. The ONLY thing I see is the new Kubuntu loading screen. Nothing else.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Boot From LiveCD Fails?

Jul 8, 2010

I'm having a lot of trouble with a PC that has been running Ubuntu for ages, since about 8.04 I think. I've run the distro upgrade a few times and it was running 10.04, but for some reason won't boot anymore. So I'm trying to do a fresh reinstall but I can't get the LiveCD to boot. I'm trying to install 10.04 AMD64 desktop.If I leave the CD to boot, I get to a Busybox screen showing the error "No init found. Try passing init= bootarg." and an (initramfs) prompt. This is all displayed at 1280x1024 res - the native image of the screen I'm using.It's an NVidia chipset - an older one. So I tried hitting a key during boot and putting the nomodeset option on. I get the same error, but at a lower resolution

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Ubuntu Installation :: Can't Use Various Boot-to-LiveCD Solutions

Aug 28, 2010

I upgraded from 9.10 to 10.04 this past week. Foolishly, I tried to finish it quickly, and let grub fiddle with my Vista volume, sdb1. I realized it after I agreed. Shucks! Now, my computer won't boot unless I go to the ROM. A bit of history, my original 9.10 install was on a formerly dual boot 160 Gig IDE drive. This one was really just my main Ubuntu drive (sba1). I would have gladly gotten rid of the useless NTFS side of it, but never wanted to bother. The terabyte SATA drive is my Vista volume (and general data drive). It has no Ubuntu nothing on it. When I wanted to boot to Vista, I would boot to sda1 via GRUB2 and then select Vista. It would then come up to the Vista Bootloader, and I'd select Vista and boom, things worked fine.Then I did my ugrade. Somehow, the original grub on sda1 got messed up. I have no idea how. I get the somewhat familiar error: the symbol 'grub_puts_' not found and unceremoniously dumped to a grub rescue>_ prompt. Great! I can enter the ROM and tell it to boot from sdb1, then grub comes up exactly like before and I can select Ubuntu and 10.04 comes up!

So my MBR on sdb1 has now been ruined by GRUB2. Now I know I should never have allowed GRUB to write to sdb1, but why did it also mess up sda1?To make matters worse, I can't use the various boot-to-LiveCD solutions rather common out there. I downloaded the ubuntu-10.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso and burned it. But since I got my new 25" monitor for Christmas, I guess it's too much for the poor old LiveCD disk. I upgraded via the Update Manager, so the video wasn't an issue. Now, when I boot from the LiveCD, the screen turns black and that's it. Take the disk out, reboot, and you're back to the ROM or that beautiful grub rescue>

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Ubuntu Installation :: Unetbootin LiveCD Image Onto HDD?

Oct 27, 2010

My old HDD died. I have 10.10 installed on a usb stick. This is a full installation not a LiveCD. I downloaded the live CD and Unetbootin.

Can I use unetbootin to create a bootable 'LiveCD' onto a partition of my new hard drive?

Without a CD drive, I can't think of any other way to get an installation onto my new HDD

EDIT - got ubuntu installed but had to do it at work, so i am still curious as how one would proceed with only a USB (full installation) and a blank HDD with no access to any other computers.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Meerkat LiveCD PowerMgt?

Nov 1, 2010

I'm trying to install 10.10 (x64) using live CD but after about 20 mins of operation my computer goes into sleep mode, even if I am actively using the sessions (e.g. web surfing etc)and won't wake up. The hard drive keeps working but the monitor is in power save mode and can't be woken up. This is most problematic when trying to do an install, as the the sleep mode kicks in even mid-install. So far I tried the following:

1. turned off all power management in gnome
2. used acpi=off at boot
3. switched from S1 to S3 and back again
4. uninstalled all power management packages
5. configued power management in gnome to not go to sleep

No luck, and no change in behaviour.

My hardware is as follows:

GPU: 9800GTX+
CPU: Q9550
MB: GA-X48-DQ6 (gigabyte)
MEM: 8GB (4x2GB DDR2)

When the system kicks into sleep mode, the GPU fan goes to full as well. So I assumed that there may be a graphics driver issue, but not sure how to update drivers whilst using a live CD. I'm aware I can use text based install or the alternative install CD however, without going into too much detail these will not suffice for what I need to do. Sorry if this has been answered elsewhere, I did do a search but I may not have been using the right search words. I'm keen to get 10.10 up and running, grateful for any assistance from you unbuntu gurus out there.

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Ubuntu Installation :: LiveCD Works But Does Not Install

Nov 14, 2010

If I run Ubuntu 10.4 LIVE from CD everything works fine. However, when I try to install, it hangs up at about 23% (while installing Firefox). I thought my HD had a problem, but the same happened after checking it had no bad sectors and even after replacing it. Same as above using a CD of version 8.4 ( live works, install doesn't complete). Same trying the Alternate in place of the Desktop edition. With the same CD's I already installed successfully on other machines. Booting from USB SHOULD be possible ( according to BIOS settings ) but apparently it doesn't work.

Present machine characteristics :
AMD Athlon 2200+ 1.8 Ghz
512 MB RAM
HD EIDE 40 GB (Master of the Primary channel)
BIOS AMI dated 13-05-2003
Motherboard : no brand
Two EIDE CD drives (as Master and Slave of the Secondary channel).

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Nov 17, 2010

A 10.10 LiveCD (burned from the ISO image) won't boot my system using my LG GSA-4167B DVD drive which has been working fine for several years.Upon boot, Ubuntu starts to boot up. The splash screen appears. The drive activity light flashes for a while and it sounds as if things are progressing. Then the drive gets into a funky pattern: click-click-spin fast. click-click-spin fast...

The purple splash screen is still present, with 5 red dots (not flashing) The LG drive happily boots up a Windows CD, BartPE CD, Ultimate Win CD, Macrium recovery CD, Gentoo distro CD, etc etc. Only the Ubuntu 10.10 LiveCD is problematic.Oddly, a 10.04 LTS LiveCD obtained with the book "Ubuntu for Non-Geeks" boots OK. (that CD is not burned at home). The LG GSA-4167B is 2005 vintage, with IDE interface. I swapped it for an even older (2004) LG DW1610 DVD drive. That drive boots the 10.10 LiveCD just fine.

I downloaded the 10.10 ISO image a second time and burned a second copy. Same results. The LG website had new firmware available for the GSA-4167B drive, so I downloaded that and flashed the drive. No change - it still won't boot the 10.10 CD. Are LG drives known to be problematic with Ubuntu? Are the CD-DVD drivers on the LiveCD limited in their functionality? If I go out and buy a new drive, should I avoid LG products? Perhaps I'l try burning the 10.10 ISO on to a DVD and see if that makes any difference.

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Jan 25, 2011

I installed Windows after installing Ubuntu. But Ubuntu is still intact in its partition.

I'm trying to run the Ubuntu LiveCD to recover grub, but the LiveCD no longer works. It stops the boot process and does not load completely.

I can not run Ubuntu in live mode to recover grub.

Is there any way to recover the grub/grub2 without the LiveCD?

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Jan 31, 2011

I have Fedora 14 installed on my laptop (Installed with few issues) and I'm trying to install ubuntu on my desktop. I had ubuntu 10.04 installed before on a second (250gb) hard drive (Windows 7 on the other 1TB drive) with a few issues and kinda screwed a few things up trying to upgrade to 10.10. So, I said screw it, and downloaded the live .iso for 10.10 (x64) and burned it to disk. I boot from the live CD and choose the install option to use entire 250Gb disk. I choose my options, including to download updates and install 3rd party software and let the install run its course. Everything seems to be going fine and it asks me to restart. So I say yes, the disk pops out and the screen goes dark... and then nothing happens. The computer's still on but hasn't restarted yet. I hit the del key (Which I use to enter BIOS) and the computer finally restarts. I enter BIOS and tell it to boot from the 250Gb HDD, save and exit. However, it gets stuck at the point where it (It, I assume to be the motherboard) says "Loading Operations System ..." and with a blinking cursor on the line underneath. Nothing happeneds.

I tried again just this morning using the same procedure. I'm once again stuck at the "Loading Operating System .." screen.

EDIT: After poking around a bit more, I remembered I was confronted by a GRUB menu when I booted into Windows 7 HDD. So, I selected Linux from the menu and all seems good. Does anyone know why this is? It's very odd, well at least to me. Why would GRUB be on the windows hard drive? Is this something I should be concerned about?

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Mar 6, 2011

I recently purchased a new Sony Vaio laptop for my sister and convinced her to try Ubuntu. I am now trying to install Ubuntu 10.10, alongside pre-installed Windows 7.I am installing through the Live CD. When I boot using the live cd, it takes me to the ubuntu desktop as usual but the mousepad is not working at all. I used keyboard to navigate and click the install Ubuntu icon. However in the step where you are required to specify partitions, I can not specify the size ofifferent partitions ad the mouespad is not working and hence, I can not use the slider.How should I now proceed with installation. Could it be some driver related issues. If Ubuntu was installed, I could have installed drivers or tried solutions as suggested in some other threads (changing some config files etc.). But how to proceed in Live CD.

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May 22, 2011

I can boot off of the Natty LiveCD, run it for days fine. Install, everything's smooth. Boot up and run some updates. That's where it hung the first time around. Display froze, cursor and keyboard would not respond, audio was stuck looping. This was a pain because it corrupted some stuff with apt. Any point from power-on onward is "eligible" for a crash. It seems to be random, but there also seems to be a trend of it crashing earlier on as time proceeds. This is a custom built computer, and I've tried other Linux distros like Debian and 9.04 UNR, they all crash somewhere in the install. Leaves me thinking it's a hardware fault, but why would it run perfectly fine off of CD but die when installed then?


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Feb 4, 2010

After weeks of hard work I have re-branded an ubuntu 9.04 installation. Like the logos, splash screen, theme, wallpaper and have even changed some of the menus. Now I want to make an installation CD out of this, so that I can distribute it to my friends, in that brand name. I'm aware of some apps out there like remastersys, reconstructor, uck etc... but I read that some of them don't keep your theme, while others change the login screen or wallpaper. I want my live cd and installation to look exactly like the installation I have in my system.

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Apr 3, 2010

I was installing Ubuntu 9.10 side-by-side on a computer that had Windows XP Pro already on it. I told gparted to start shrinking the NTFS paritition, and about 5 minutes before the read-only test was finished, I shut the lid. Whoops... Forgot to change the power options.

I tell GParted to do a check disk, and gives me the following:


It then gives the same error for 65735-65743, and finishes with:


Windows of course won't boot, and I won't have access to a Windows XP install disk until Monday night, and there is no floppy drive on the laptop.

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Apr 8, 2010

liveCD hangs on the ubuntu splash screen. this is the second time grub has hosed this system (last time was 9.10 upgrade).

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May 20, 2010

The new 10.04 livecd diverts to a dialog asking if you want to go to livecd or install, which makes sense (shifting the choice away from grub, etc). However, I want to go directly to desktop: does anyone know exactly where in the boot process this diversion happens? I have a suspicion that it happens before the autologin, or somewhere thereabouts, but I haven't found anything after poking around initrd.lz. where to find the script that invokes the dialog?

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