Mar 23

Resolved: “(initramfs) unable to find a medium containing a live file system” while installing Ubuntu from a USB device

Resolved: “(initramfs) unable to find a medium containing a live file system” while installing Ubuntu from a USB device

Like I mentioned in a previous post I am working on installing an Ubuntu machine in order to do some GPU mining (this time around Ethereum) and now I am running into more issues. When booting up from the USB in order to perform the installation I am getting the following error message:

Resolved: “(initramfs) unable to find a medium containing a live file system” while installing Ubuntu from a USB device

after much digging it seems to be related to the USB issue referred to inĀ Resolved: USB keyboard stops working on Ubuntu installation at language selection.

Solution

The solution is to use USB 3.0 ports only. So what I had to do is sacrifice the mouse (I only have 2 USB 3.0 ports available) and proceeded to have the keyboard and USB drive connected so I could proceed with the installation. To my surprise that did the trick!

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