I am trying to do a fresh install of lubuntu 18.04 on a Lenovo Thinkpad x220 machine. Last running distro was Linux Mint. The usb live stick does not boot correctly, after following this solution a lubuntu screen appears. After a few minutes however, I get an error again where this screen appears:

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Usb live sticks were created with

  1. the previous system (Mint) on the same machine
  2. startup-disk creator on a different machine (ubuntu 14.04)
  3. with my neighbours mac following this tutorial

virtually all BIOS options, which worked for other users have been tried out. Nothing changes. I tried all of the three USB-ports. I always get the same error screen.

I feel helpless, hope somebody can help.

update: tried with another USB-stick. Still not working. This time however, the loading screen is stuck in a loop (waited for about half an hour)

  • 1. Did you check with md5sum, that the iso file was downloaded correctly? 2. Have you tried with a cloning tool, for example Disks alias gnome-disks or mkusb – sudodus Feb 6 at 18:46
  • I got the .iso file from here: lubuntu.net/downloads How do I compare this to the output of md5sum? I have not tried a cloning tool. Hoping for my neighbour to find another USB-stick (He's sorting through his entire apartment :D – Michael Feb 6 at 19:15
  • See this link where there are links to relevant help pages. You find a file named MD5SUMS and you run md5sum name-of-file.iso and compare the result with that in the file named MD5SUMS for your particular iso file. – sudodus Feb 6 at 19:19
  • Thank you. Yes, I remember having done this in the past, but where is the file MD5SUMS for my .iso on their website? – Michael Feb 6 at 19:29
  • The file MD5SUMS is among the other files. Use the link in the link in my previous comment or directly via this link: cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/releases/18.04.1/release/. 18.04.1 is much better than 18.04.1, so be sure to get that iso file for 64-bits, lubuntu-18.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso – sudodus Feb 6 at 19:38

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