[colug-432] Installing Ubuntu from USB Flash Drive
chris at theclonchs.com
Fri Jul 29 15:37:36 EDT 2011
On Fri, 29 Jul 2011 08:16:58 -0400, Steve VanSlyck wrote:
> The problem is described at
> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=10919698 - I would like help
> in how to solve it.
My guess is the way the USB installation media is being created and
like Rob mentioned a bug with Ubuntu's installer. From the log it
appears to still be looking for packages in /cdrom, which probably where
the normal installer mounts the CD-ROM. So your installations croaks
when it doesn't find the CD. If I get some more time (I really should
get back to work), I will look at your forum post in depth and see if
anything sticks out. I haven't looked at the guide for setting up
Ubuntu USB installation media in a while...
You'll find that since Linux, in the general sense of the word, is a
moving target, documentation/instructions/guides/tutorials/etc may not
be perfect. As a new user, be prepared to have to roll up your sleeves
and dig in (with lots of Google searching). Nothing will turn off other
users quicker than the expectation of help. Reading your forum post, it
is clear that you may not understand how open-source works in that most
company-backed software do not offer support unless you pay for a
support contract. A lot of OSS is very much a DIY affair.
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