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Author:  txbahai [ Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:28 am ]
Post subject:  initramfs prompt on booting live usb

Hey everyone,

I installed peppermint 3 just fine on my main machine. I was going to throw it on my laptop, an old Dell D420.

Once I get to the selection screen, to try live or install, etc.... once I make a selection it loads ash shell and I get an initramfs prompt with no error messages.

I have tried two different usb sticks thinking it may just be the stick, even though I installed on my original machine with the first one.

Either way, i'm sort of stuck at this point. Any ideas?

Author:  PCNetSpec [ Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:16 am ]
Post subject:  Re: initramfs prompt on booting live usb

What are you using to create the LiveUSB ?

Can I suggest (on your other Peppermint box) install usb-creator-gtk:
sudo apt-get install usb-creator-gtk

and try using that to create the LiveUSB

Once installed you'll then find it in the menu's at:-

menu>System Tools>Startup Disk Creator

Can I also suggest you click the "Erase Disk" button and let it format the USB stick before creation.

Not saying this will definitely fix the problem .. but it's always worth trying another creator, just in case .. they all seem to build the SYSLINUX files slightly differently.

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