I've been a good Ubuntu user since 11.4 on my 64bit Dell Inspiron N4010 laptop, and everytime installed with USB stick but this time, I can't install Ubuntu 12.10 on my laptop. I had this issue again but then the networking solution didn't work since 12.10, so everytime it happened I made an upgrade on my existing installation and it just worked. But now I can't fix it, because the USB live Ubuntu is not booting up and it hangs on the splash screen.
I thought it might be because of my swap partition, because on any mode on in the recovery menu(from friend recovery) it hanged on fsck, so I just removed my swap partition and removed the /etc/fstab entry for the swap. Not sure it was the right way, but it didn't change anything.
The USB works perfectly with a Dell Latitude E6500 laptop, even though I get the
not a typewriter message.
As I researched the 'cannot mount to /dev/sr0, no medium found' is also ok.
Note that I don't want to remove all my partitions and make a clean install, that's gonna be my last resort.
Any keyboard shortcut won't after that. Up and down arrows that shows the splash screen won't work after it's hung.
alt + ctrl + F1-7 won't do anything. Same goes to
alt + ctrl + delete.
One more thing is that having persistent storage or not having it, wouldn't make any difference. I made the usb with
dd but, same results obtained with unetbootin or pendrivelinux.
I cross posted this to ubuntu forums.