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I am trying to install UBUNTU 16.04 (amd64) alongside Windows 10 on my laptop which is UEFI boot mode.

When I boot the usb drive, it is showing this error:

Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: unable to mount root fs on unknown block (1 0)

My laptop model :

DELL 5523 Z ultrabook
UEFI bootable

I have already gone through block (2 0) and block (0 0) panic errors but couldn't find how to solve this problem i am facing.

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  • How did you prepare the USB drive? It's possible that using another program (dd, Rufus, UNetbootin, etc.) will help. If not, you might have such new hardware that the USB port is not yet supported. There's a chance that the 16.10 pre-release will work, but that's a long shot.
    – Rod Smith
    Sep 22 '16 at 17:54
  • i used UNetbootin to prepare usb Sep 24 '16 at 10:09
  • ubuntu 14.04 boots but then it doesnt show the partition table while installating Sep 24 '16 at 10:12
  • You may have hardware that's too new for 14.04, especially if you're using something earlier than 14.04.5. I recommend you try 16.04.1, or perhaps even the current 16.10 pre-release.
    – Rod Smith
    Sep 26 '16 at 19:40

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