maverick-netbook-i386.iso fatal error booting

Bug #626164 reported by Steven Styer on 2010-08-29
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Bug Description

Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) Alpha 3 PC (Intel x86) netbook live CD
Failed to boot

maverick-netbook-i386.iso was installed to USB pendrive using unetbootin-windows-471.exe
When booting from the pendrive (UNetbootin Default) on an Acer Aspire One AOD260 the following was displayed:

FATAL: Error inserting ramzswap (/lib/modules/2.6.35-14-generic/kernel/drivers/s
swap.ko): Unknown symbol in module, or unknown parameter (see dmsg)
No init found. Try passing init=bootarg.

BusyBox v1.15.3 (Ubuntu 1:1.15.3-1ubuntu1) built-in shell (ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.

(initramfs)

affects: ubuntu → linux (Ubuntu)
Vallery Lancey (muscovy) wrote :

Did you set up the USB using a 10.10 install, or an earlier version?

I set up the USB pendrive using Windows Vista.

I tried again with the ubuntu-10.10-beta-netbook-i386.iso and got a a
similar result to the alph3 version that I reported.
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No init found. Try passing init= bootarg.

BusyBox v1.15.3 (Ubuntu 1:1.15.3-1ubuntu4) built-in shell (ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.

(Initramfs)
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Alexander Lancey" <email address hidden>
To: <email address hidden>
Sent: Thursday, September 02, 2010 9:51 PM
Subject: [Bug 626164] Re: maverick-netbook-i386.iso fatal error booting

Did you set up the USB using a 10.10 install, or an earlier version?

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maverick-netbook-i386.iso fatal error booting
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Status in “linux” package in Ubuntu: New

Bug description:
Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) Alpha 3 PC (Intel x86) netbook live
CD
Failed to boot

maverick-netbook-i386.iso was installed to USB pendrive using
unetbootin-windows-471.exe
When booting from the pendrive (UNetbootin Default) on an Acer Aspire One
AOD260 the following was displayed:

FATAL: Error inserting ramzswap
(/lib/modules/2.6.35-14-generic/kernel/drivers/s
swap.ko): Unknown symbol in module, or unknown parameter (see dmsg)
No init found. Try passing init=bootarg.

BusyBox v1.15.3 (Ubuntu 1:1.15.3-1ubuntu1) built-in shell (ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.

(initramfs)

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PaulK1966 (ubuntu-keser) wrote :

I am getting the same error. I set it up using unetbootin-linux-471 from a Ubuntu 10.04 Desktop x86 install.

PaulK1966 (ubuntu-keser) wrote :

sorry x64 install

Jeremy Foshee (jeremyfoshee) wrote :

Hi Steven,

Please be sure to confirm this issue exists with the latest development release of Ubuntu. ISO CD images are available from http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily/current/ . If the issue remains, please run the following command from a Terminal (Applications->Accessories->Terminal). It will automatically gather and attach updated debug information to this report.

apport-collect -p linux 626164

Also, if you could test the latest upstream kernel available that would be great. It will allow additional upstream developers to examine the issue. Refer to https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelMainlineBuilds . Once you've tested the upstream kernel, please remove the 'needs-upstream-testing' tag. This can be done by clicking on the yellow pencil icon next to the tag located at the bottom of the bug description and deleting the 'needs-upstream-testing' text. Please let us know your results.

Thanks in advance.

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tags: added: needs-kernel-logs
tags: added: needs-upstream-testing
tags: added: kj-triage
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
BTR (tomasoceallaigh) wrote :

I've had this issue with the Beta netbook build and with the daily netbook build as of today (26th September 2010). I've used multiple USB keys and written the image with both Imagewriter and Startup Disk Creator and it fails this same way with every permutation. I'm running an Acer Aspire One ZG5, 512MB RAM, 8GB SSD.

Ulsterman (kenkellyesq) wrote :

Same bug with Netbook remix and desktop RC on original AspireOne (HDD). USB written using unetbootin on windows.

BTR (tomasoceallaigh) wrote :

I'd like to remove my earlier submission (#6). On closer inspection this is not the same bug. Booting in my case was prevented by the presence of the SD expansion card.

Ulsterman (kenkellyesq) wrote :

No change in today's daily build, same problem.

Sebas (comandantecobra) wrote :

Same problem with Unetbootin (Linux one)

* ----->
No Init found. Try passing init= bootarg.
BusyBox v1.15.3 (Ubuntu 1:1.15-3-1ubuntu5) built-in shell (ass)
Enterl 'help' for a list of built-in commands.

(initramfs) _

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Not RC, it's the ubuntu-10.10-desktop-i386.iso final version

Sebas (comandantecobra) wrote :

Solved after donwloading the last version of unetbootin from the official unetbootin webpage (v494). The unetbootin from the ubuntu's repositories is out of date.

Steven Styer (sstyer) wrote :

Also solved for original post. The UNetbootin v494 worked with the new Ubuntu 10.10 release. I now have the ubuntu-10.10-netbook-i386.iso installed on my Acer Aspire One AOD260 using the USB pendrive. Thanks to all who worked on this.

emem (emnullfuenf) wrote :

I had the same problem on my Sony Vaio P. Tried several USB sticks and all available boot disk creators on Windows and Linux. 9.04 worked created on 9.04.

The solution:
Add memmap=1K#0x7f800000 to the Boot Options on startup. Therefore press ESC as soon as the purple screen appears. Press F6 and write memmap=1K#0x7f800000 after quiet splash.
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=10074653#post10074653

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for linux (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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