Linux Netbook Remix usb stick install issue

Asked by Samuel Horne on 2010-08-30

I downloaded the Netbook Remix exactly as specified on the Ubuntu website and created the USB Drive using 'pendrivelinux' when I then reebooted the PC I got into the 'trial' of Ubuntu with no problems, found that the OS was to my liking and told it to install going through the whole install process. (Clean install removing the old OS which was XP home).

Once all of that was done, I restarted the computer, and once it was reebooted I was confronted with a flashing cursor. Nothing else.

I have since tried to create another USB drive - using 'pendrivelinux' and start the process over again (with another computer), telling startup to boot from the USB (startup is all I have left as XP is gone) when it boots from the USB I am confronted with the message:

SYSLINUX 3.86 2010-04-01 CBIOS Copyright (C) 1994-2008 H. Peter Anvin et al
No DEFAULT or UI configuration directive found!

I have tried using different USB's, all of the ports on the computer, and even a different version of Linux to see if that would work, but I am always confronted with the same message.

Shouldn't the USB drive boot as it did before, giving me the oppertunity to have another go at installing Ubuntu Netbook Remix, and if so what am I doing wrong / have done wrong.

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Best marcobra (Marco Braida) (marcobra) said :

Please try unetbootin to made your usb stick...

Here some general info on howto made a bootable usb stick with Ubuntu netbook remix on it...

- 1) Download ubuntu-10.04-netbook-i386.iso from

NOTE: to get best download errors check please prefer the torrent protocol to download the iso image

If you are using Windows, install Deluge torrent client:
if you are using Ubuntu you have already trasmission installed to manage the .torrents files (you can also install Deluge on Ubuntu).

The torrent protocol have good download errors checking, downloading using the http or ftp protocol may result with a file with errors in it.

- 2) (VERY IMPORTANT POINT) check the md5sum of downloaded iso image

if the md5 of downloaded iso image doesn't match with the md5sum on this page:

redownload the iso image again (please use the torrent protocol) or you are going to waste your time by try to install Ubuntu from a bad iso image.

( we must ALWAYS check the md5sum of downloed iso images before to burn it to a cd or to tranfert on a usb stick ) .

- 3) install and use unetbootin to put on the usb stick the md5 verified iso image.

- 4) boot your pc from the usbstick (you may need configure your bios) and install Ubuntu

Additionally, if you are new to Ubuntu, i recommend reading through the Ubuntu Manual, it's very informative:

Click on the "download Button" to download the latest PDF version.

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Samuel Horne (samhorne-93) said :

Thanks marcobra (Marco Braida), that solved my question.