installation stops at ""initramfs unable find a medium containing live file system "" i have tried lubuntu , xubuntu ,ubuntu all are giving me errors ..iam using bootable usb and using Universal-USB-Installer- as instructed on pendrive linux

quick specs p4 3.ghz 512mb ram ,32bit hdd is pata 80gb i researched and found that it is bios setting problem....

ubuntu version is ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-i386.iso xubuntu version is xubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-i386_2.iso lubuntu version is lubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-i386.iso


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Can you please try not using universal usb installer.

The ubuntu installer iso can made bootable on usb simply by using dd eg:

dd if=/home/user/Download/ubuntu-1404.iso of=/dev/sdb # where /dev/sdb is the device file of you USB stick

Of course you need a system to do this on that has dd, Linux,OSX other unix's generally have dd by default, however you can use cygwin on windows and this comes with dd.

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