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I have an Asus Eee (don't know the model number) and am trying to install Ubuntu Netbook Remix onto it from a flash drive, but anytime i try to run it, an error pops up telling me there isn't a disk in the drive and to insert one. It also won't read the flash drive when I boot up the computer to install. So i'm not sure at all what to do. Even when I mount the iso on a virtual drive I get the same error. Any thoughts?
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post #2 of 11
sounds like a bad download of the iso, have you verified the md5 checksum? and what program are you using to create the flash disk?
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How would I got about verifying the checksum? And I used the Universal USB installer for the flash drive. Also, after i clicked cancel a bunch of times, the menu popped up to install it and install it inside windows. So i tried installing it inside windows and now I can boot to either W7 or Ubuntu, but when I try to boot to Ubuntu I get a command prompt with the cursor, then about 5 seconds later the screen just goes black
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post #4 of 11
when you insert the flash drive and boot from it you should see an option - check disc or errors - do that.

if it fails, redownload the ISO. i tend to use torrents instead of direct DLing for distros. easier and faster as well as more reliable
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post #5 of 11
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How would I got about verifying the checksum? And I used the Universal USB installer for the flash drive. Also, after i clicked cancel a bunch of times, the menu popped up to install it and install it inside windows. So i tried installing it inside windows and now I can boot to either W7 or Ubuntu, but when I try to boot to Ubuntu I get a command prompt with the cursor, then about 5 seconds later the screen just goes black
you will need to grab a program from the interweb for windows that can calculate the md5 checksum as windows doesn't support this sort of "check" by default.

try a program like unetbootin for creating bootable flash images of linux distro's.

as for you install inside window problem, that is wubi for you i can't help you with wubi installation of ubuntu, as i disagree with the use of any linux in that fashion, so i don't know anything about them

go to add/remove programs and remove it, and try the above suggestions of redownloading the iso and using unetbootin.
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post #6 of 11
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alright, thanks for all the help. Never used linux before so I'm pretty much lost when it comes to it. I've got the iso redownloading and downloaded unetbootin so we'll see how that goes now
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post #7 of 11
good luck to you.
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Ok, I redownloaded the iso, made sure the checksum was correct, used the unetbootin program to put the image on my flash drive, and when i tried to boot from it the same thing happened. It came up with the unetbootin menu giving me choices on what I wanted to do, and either way if I picked install Ubuntu or try it out without installing the screen would go black. There would be a flashing cursor for about 10 seconds then nothing. Not sure what to do now :/
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post #9 of 11
reboot.

when the first purple screen first pops up, hit f6, and choose the "nomodset" boot option. if it doesn't have one, let me know, and i will tell you how to pass it.

the problem resides with the IGP and chipset, it happens sometimes, either with the intel IGP or the Nvidia IGP.

nomodset should correct the problem so you can install it.
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reboot.

when the first purple screen first pops up, hit f6, and choose the "nomodset" boot option. if it doesn't have one, let me know, and i will tell you how to pass it.

the problem resides with the IGP and chipset, it happens sometimes, either with the intel IGP or the Nvidia IGP.

nomodset should correct the problem so you can install it.
I think that should be "nomodeset".
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