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I am having a problem installing ubuntu 11, after booting from my usb flash I get an error saing "failed to partition: /cdrom", if I press continue the instalation gets stuck in detecting system files, I tried to boot from a cd rom but the problem persists.

Is this a common error? Any solution?

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    I think we'll need a bit more information. How did you create the bootable USB drive? And does it at least start with some Ubuntu stuff, like a screen giving you installation options? And still at the beginning, does your computer's BIOS allow you to boot from a USB drive?
    – Kelley
    Dec 2 '11 at 22:43
  • Also: How much do you know about partitioning disks, and what partitions have what installed (use the 'gparted' program on a live CD to find out)?
    – Barbarrosa
    Dec 3 '11 at 3:01
  • This sounds like another instance that could be solved by: askubuntu.com/a/243144/59365
    – matt2000
    Nov 17 '13 at 21:31
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Did you use the normal/recommended tools to make the Ubuntu install usb? It's just a hunch, but have you tried installing Ubuntu from a CD?

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