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Old 07-01-2011, 06:27 PM   #1
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Dell Inspiron 1545 CANNOT install Ubuntu 11.04


I have downloaded Ubuntu 11.04, burned the iso to a disk (at a slower rate) and I get this error when trying to install:

(initramfs) mount: mounting /dev/loop0 on //filesystem.squashfs failed: Input/output error
Can not mount /dev/loop0 (/cdrom/casper/filesystem/squashfs) on //filesystems.squashfs)

Help!!
 
Old 07-01-2011, 08:37 PM   #2
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I don't know conclusively what the error means, but my Dell 1545n runs Linux just fine--in fact came with it from the factory.

So my first guess would be that there's something screwy with the install media.

My first impulse would be to get a Live CD of something else, such as Knoppix, and do a test boot.
 
Old 07-01-2011, 08:42 PM   #3
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To add to Frank's post - Have you checked the checksum of the disc after burning the image?
 
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I found something here in the Ubuntu forums:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1588547
 
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This is supposed to resolve the issue:
http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/

Apparently, it's a common prob.
 
Old 07-01-2011, 09:15 PM   #6
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I found something here in the Ubuntu forums:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1588547
Good find! I hope that helps the OP.

Cheers,

Josh
 
Old 07-03-2011, 01:07 PM   #7
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Linux has been installed.

Faulty Disk was at fault, it's working like a champ now! Did it the same day, just wanted to give a heads up for those who replied to my thread.

Thanks again!!
 
  


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