Trying to install Ubuntu 18.04 on my laptop (I have 16.10 and it won’t upgrade for some bizarre reason), in the past I’ve been able to follow these instructions to install the OS


However when I’m executing the command to create the loop back I get:

error: missing ‘)’ symbol

And nothing else works, I’ve searched up and down and have not been able to find what that error means.

Any help will be greatly appreciated enter image description here

  • Double check your grub boot stanza for a missing ). I used loopback but found my older stanza needed .efi removed which they added several versions ago. – oldfred May 6 '18 at 21:34

Type (hd0,1) without the space after the comma:


loopbak loop (hd0,1)/home/pepe/Downloads/ubuntu-18.04-desktop-amd64.iso

Instead of...

loopbak loop (hd0, 1)/home/pepe/Downloads/ubuntu-18.04-desktop-amd64.iso

  • You mean loopback (missing c)? – Byte Commander May 6 '18 at 20:59

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