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Installing Ubuntu 16.04 from USB

Installing Ubuntu 16.04 from USB

I was very interested to hear Ubuntu released 16.04 LTS and to get started installing it on all of my machines. I used usb-creator on 14.04 to create a USB startup stick. I inserted the USB stick into my ASUS G2S-B2 laptop and powered it up. I have the BIOS set to boot from USB, so, I expected to see Ubuntu boot up and give me options to install to a hard disk. Nothing!! It booted grub and presented me with all my previous installations. I tried several interations of rebooting, changing the BIOS settings, etc. and ended up with the same result.

Finally, I figured out how to engage the boot menu for my laptop. I chose to boot from USB and was presented with the following error.

ubuntu 16.04 missing parameter in configuration file. Keyword: path

gfxboot.c32 not a com32r image

boot:

Then, a pause and repeat of

gfxboot.c32 not a com32r image

boot:

The behavior repeated indefinitely. A pause, display the error message and boot prompt. After googling a bit, I found a couple of suggestions.

  1. type "help" and press Enter. Then, you will see some type of menu. Simply hit Enter again and boot should proceed as normal. I tried this suggestion and it worked.

  2. After the error message, try hitting Tab, type in live and hit Enter. This should get you to the Ubuntu desktop from where you can use the Install icon to go forward with the installation. I did not try this option as option one worked already.

The is a link to a bug report under the support section to the right.