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is a message that the console infinitely keeps spitting out when I try to install Ubuntu 10.04 from a USB. I created the USB using the StartupDiskCreator in 11.04.

What is the reason for this behavior? What do I do to set it right?

I have followed the steps perfectly, as enlisted in the Ubuntu Install from USB page.

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A quick/dirty way to solve this issue is to press TAB and type live Enter. This will boot it as a Live CD [sic], and then continue installation from there.

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I have a small addition to this workaround... I posted my answer. –  rlemon Feb 27 '12 at 20:40

I just ran into the exact same problem. I followed the answer posted by 'Lelouch Lamperouge' and can make one small change, I did not have the 'live' command or option to boot from, but instead where it said boot: I typed install and hit enter

This started the installer normally and I did not have any further problems.

I'm not sure why this comes up, I can imagine it is a problem with how the bootloader is installed (but I could be wrong). Either way this worked for me. Good Luck!

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When you say that you didn't have the live command, what exactly do you mean? –  Lelouch Lamperouge Feb 28 '12 at 23:05
    
Tab produced a list of which live was no part. –  rlemon Feb 28 '12 at 23:35
    
+1...interesting. –  Lelouch Lamperouge Feb 29 '12 at 8:32
    
although I cannot accept it till I encounter it, so sorry –  Lelouch Lamperouge Feb 29 '12 at 8:33
    
I just meant accept an answer, not necessarily my own. cleanup.thepcspy.com –  rlemon Feb 29 '12 at 13:19

I had the same problem when making a boot image on windows for an ovm 3.03 install using Unetbootin. I switched to Universal-USB-Installer-1.8.9.0 and scrolled all the way to the bottom of the linux distro pulldown and selected the "old syslinux" option. Worked like a charm.

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Im not an expert in anyway but....i do make USB boot drives for my company, what i use is

Unetbootin

you can find it in the software center or looking for it on Google. Also make sure to download an official .ISO from www.ubuntu.com

The reason i use Unetbootin/the startup disk creator is cause i have noticed that certain computers have issues with the startup disk creator's way of preparing the usb drive.

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Thanks, but I am trying to understand why something like that would happen in the first place. –  Lelouch Lamperouge Oct 16 '11 at 22:26

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