“unable to find a medium containing a live file system” error when installing
I got this error while trying to install ubuntu 10.10 from a bootable USB stick on to Sony Vaio P series laptop. The disk boots into the language and installation type screen. After that it goes through the splash and pulls up this error:
BusyBox v1.13.3 (Ubuntu 1:1.13.3-ubuntu11) built in shell (ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.
(initramfs) Unable to find a medium containing a live file system
After getting this error the installation fails to start.
I have used the same USB stick on some other laptops and the installation started as usual. Any help will be appreciated.
My installation is i386 and my machine is Vaio P VGN-P610.
I've tried every possible thing:
Bios: [enable boot external]
Boot order: [external] [hard drive] [network boot]
Tried 2 different USB drives
Tried 2 different external CD drives
Tried 6 different downloads of both the desktop and netbook remix.
All downloads were checked with MD5SUM.
Ubuntu Desktop 9.10 installs properly in every version and from every source.
Getting reaaaally frustrated.