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Old 02-25-2011, 06:27 AM   #1
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ubuntu 10.04 lts installation using flash drive


I am successful installing ubuntu on new systems. I am unable to install the os on pentium 4 with 256 mb RAM using flash drive. I am getting "could not find kernal image: linux"
 
Old 02-25-2011, 06:34 AM   #2
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You are successful, yet you can't install it? Can you please explain what you are exactly trying to do? Most likely, you are following a guide. Can you post the link to it, if applicable? Thanks!
 
Old 02-25-2011, 06:39 AM   #3
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Hello and Welcome to LinuxQuestions,

You'll have to provide more information. First of all, what version of Ubuntu are you trying to install. How are you trying to install it? You mention flash drive. Are you trying to install FROM that or ONTO that? I guess you'll have to tell us a lot more then what you did to let us help you. Also, Ubuntu, at least the latest versions, will be a bit (very) bloated and heavy to run on that system. You'd better get something like Puppy or DSL to install on there.

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Old 02-25-2011, 06:57 AM   #4
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I have made a startup disk of ubuntu 10.04 on a Kingston Data Traveller and trying to install the OS on old system. I have 10 systems in office & am successful installing Ubuntu 10.04 on three new systems with out any problem. I am successful installing the same OS using the same method on another IBM with same configuration. But this is an assembled old system. I have getting an error "Could not find kernel image: linux". Also tried the command /isolinux/vmlinux initrd=/isolinux/initrd.img. Thanks.
 
Old 02-25-2011, 07:01 AM   #5
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Hi,

OK, with the Kingston Data Traveler you're referring to your previously mentioned flash drive right, being an USB drive? OK, how did you 'make' the startup disk'?

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Old 02-25-2011, 07:07 AM   #6
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Hello, I used Ubuntu 10.04 linux system. Using Startup Disk Creator I have done this.
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Old 02-25-2011, 07:12 AM   #7
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Hello,

From a search on Google there seem to be, or at least have been, issues with the Startup Disk Creator in some cases. I advise you to give Unetbootin a try. Hasn't failed me yet.

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You can also follow this guide from the ubuntu site itself:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...n/FromUSBStick
 
Old 02-25-2011, 07:17 AM   #9
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Thank you very much Eric. I will try.

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