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I'm new to ubuntu, After extracting the iso file on the usb drive with the software provided by pendrivelinux.com and tried to install it but i got this error (casper/vmlinuz file not found) in the menu. after that i tried running the "rescue option" and hopefully it worked but the problem is that only shell was install by that there's no GUI :| . I'm tried searching it on internet but i couldn't find anything.I'm totally confused. Is there any way out to get the GUI too ?

P.S: I used official ubuntu torrent link to download the iso.

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It sounds like your live-usb did not create properly, so it did not boot into the Ubuntu live environment GUI. Follow the official steps to make a live-usb disk as I answered below. –  invert Jan 19 '12 at 20:41
    
ok so i'll have to format the disk again. right ? –  confusedplc Jan 19 '12 at 20:44

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You can verify the downloaded ISO is not corrupt by comparing it's MD5 hash.

Then use the method for creating a bootable USB with the Ubuntu wiki help instead of using Pendrivelinux.

Since you are new to Ubuntu I take it you will do this from Windows. Otherwise scroll through that same wiki page for instructions on creating the usb from Ubuntu/Mac.

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ok! i'll try that but isn't there any way to fix the current installation ? –  confusedplc Jan 19 '12 at 20:39
    
so you did install on to the hard disk from the full installation? –  invert Jan 19 '12 at 20:48
    
I suggest you re-create the live-usb with the official steps. boot it and run the FULL setup again. But now, when you choose your partitions, do NOT format your /home, instead tell the partitioner to keep the existing files. –  invert Jan 19 '12 at 20:51
    
not full installation just used 'rescue mode', formated the disk and used something like "setup filesystem" as an option. –  confusedplc Jan 19 '12 at 20:52
    
ok ! i'll try. thanks anyway :) –  confusedplc Jan 19 '12 at 20:54

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