I used Yumi to install multiboot for Ubuntu and Mint live.

On the same external hard drive I have a separate ext4 partition, which I would like to do a full install of Linux on.

When I got to install, I cannot see any hard drives in the list. However when I go to gparted I can see my partition fine. It's mounted to the media.

If I click the change button the installer crashes. (The same thing happens for mint, however atleast mint pops up the error that's occuring)

argument of type nonetype is not iterable

Note: I'm using Ubuntu 20.04 amd desktop iso

How can I install Ubuntu on the same drive I'm booting live from?

  • Yes you can install Ubuntu to the same drive you are using; an different partition to anything in use though. You haven't mentioned OS/release details so this is generic advice (Ubuntu is available using at least four different installers... I don't know if it applies to all for example).
    – guiverc
    Jul 11, 2020 at 3:16
  • Thanks I'll add an update with more info
    – johnny 5
    Jul 11, 2020 at 4:23
  • If you are able to boot toram you can install to the same partition you are booting from. Unmount the partition after booting. If booting a YUMI USB press e at the grub menu and type a space and toram after -- on the linux line. If booting Syslinux, press SHIFT when booting, ESC at the language screen then press F6 then ESC again then type a space and toram Jul 11, 2020 at 8:18
  • @C.S.Cameron, I already have two seperate partitions on the drive, but if I can't get it to work using the free partition, Ill merge partitions back and try toram
    – johnny 5
    Jul 11, 2020 at 13:20


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