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Old 05-24-2014, 02:34 PM   #1
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Thumbs down ubuntu usb install failure (/.)


Hi all,
I'm new to linux and to your forum. So thank you for letting me in. My problem is that I've installed ubuntu from usb all went fine. When I select ubuntu it starts up fine I do as said and it tells me of bad files suggesting that this symbol is at fault? (/.) If I try to proceed by skipping it asks for user name and password, but I have never given it one. What now I ask?

many thanks Geth
 
Old 05-24-2014, 03:13 PM   #2
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Howdy!

Not sure where to start exactly. Let's start over.

You created some usb from some version of ubuntu. What version exactly?
How did you create this usb?
Did you test the iso via md5 or shal?


What I suspect is one of two things. One is the installer needed to finish up while it switched over to the internal drive to complete the install process. Other than that it could be bad install for any number of reasons.
 
Old 05-24-2014, 03:27 PM   #3
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You need to give more detail starting with the questions asked by jefro. I've installed the last8-10 releases of Ubuntu and it cannot be installed with out creating at least one user and password.

The symbol you refer to (/), a forward slash is the symbol for the root of the filesystem. You might go online and read a few of the numerous tutorials on installing Ubuntu in your situation.
 
Old 05-25-2014, 01:50 PM   #4
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Thank you for your quick response, sorry I have not replied as soon.

This a list info that may help you?

ubuntu-14.04-desktop-i386

Universal-USB-Installer-1.9.5.2

ubuntu 14.04 LTS ubuntu tty1

gnu grub

/tmp

disc drive for /tmp is not ready yet or not present

serious errors were found while checking the disc drive for /.

These are not in any particular order. What disc drive is it on about. (flash drive or hard drive?)

I hope this may help

Geth
 
Old 05-25-2014, 08:30 PM   #5
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Yeah you would get that if you havent allocated room for your root partition /
Are you trying to dual boot with other OS? or are you planning on install Ubuntu in the whole drive?

So when you get to the step of the installation type select the option'something else' there select the partition in which you want to install Ubuntu. Or you can there select the whole available space in the drive and click on the plus sign on the left bottom corner of the dialog pop up and crete a primary partition for / 15 to 20 GB would be fine, format it on ext4 and mount it on /

Next create another primary partition for home select the size you want and format it with ext4 and mount it on /home
Note the home partition should of a good size because there is where all the user data goes. Downloads, Music, Videos, and Documents. So make sure you give it a good size

Next make another primary partition about 2 to 3 GB and select to be the swap type.

Once you have these three partitions accept the changes and continue with the installation.

Post back with any results here so we can help you more if the above doest work.
 
Old 05-26-2014, 04:34 PM   #6
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Might be efi issue.

I've not been too thrilled with universal installers and the LTS type iso's. They have not exactly be live cd's.


I'd be more tempted to create a usb from dd command.
 
  


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