New Ubuntu 10.10 install freezes at bootup

Asked by dimitri b on 2011-03-18

I just finished creating a USB key (after formatting it to FAT32) to boot my Acer Aspire 1 netbook. now creating the disk with usb-creator was a pain to say the least. at first, I couldn't get it to see the ISO image on my netbook and I hadto install daemon tools to mount the image. then making the make disk was greyed out and then it popped just it just was black. it took almost 4.5hrs to create the USB boot drive!!!
now I'm booting from the USB key and the screen is just stuck on the SYSLINUX 3.82 .....caption and it is not doing anything else. what could be the problem? the USB key or the USB port? or did I miss something along the way.

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dimitri b (nothernboy) said : #1


Acer Aspire 1
Intel Atom @ 1.60GHz
Bios version #: v1.14

Ubfan (ubfan1) said : #2

Did you check the downloaded iso with md5sum?
If the iso md5sum output matches the number at the ubuntu site, then use a program like unetbootin to create the usb stick -- should take less than an hour! Both an md5sum program and unetbootin are freely downloadable -- google them.

dimitri b (nothernboy) said : #4

okay now its working, but I beg to ask. What is wrong with the usb-creator application?

delance (olivier-delance) said : #5

To get answer, fill a bug against packet "usb-creator".

william mills (will5ever) said : #6

im running win 7 pro. I am trying to make a bootable usb ive tryed universal usb creator, unetbootin, and the usb creator,, they all 3 just stop responding and will just sit for ever.......... i would love to put 10.10 on my acer is there a simpler way???

delance (olivier-delance) said : #7

What is exactly the error message ? And please open a new question, linked to packet "usb-creator".