I am trying to install Xubuntu on an old PC with:
- A USB port that can't boot, but otherwise works fine.
- A CDROM drive that can boot, but is extremely slow and fails often.
I created a USB stick with
usb-creator, burned the Xubuntu 12.10 ISO to a CDRW, inserted them, then switched on, selected "Try Xubuntu".
It took 2 hours, but now I am trying Xubuntu and writing this question from it.
QUESTION: How can I now install from the USB stick, rather than using the extremely slow/faulty CDROM drive?
Actually, installing from CDROM is not even an option, so I must find a way to use the USB stick, despite my motherboard not being able to boot from USB. Here is why:
Because of a bug with Athlon CPUs, I must remove a particular package, and I get a read error from the CDROM drive:
sudo apt-get remove ubiquity-slideshow-xubuntu Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages will be REMOVED: ubiquity-slideshow-xubuntu 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 0 not upgraded. After this operation, 1263 kB disk space will be freed. Do you want to continue [Y/n]? (Reading database ... 132314 files and directories currently installed.) Removing ubiquity-slideshow-xubuntu ... dpkg: error processing ubiquity-slideshow-xubuntu (--remove): unable to securely remove '/usr/share/doc/ubiquity-slideshow-xubuntu/TODO.dpkg-tmp': Input/output error E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)