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#1 Depthcharge

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Posted 21 October 2016 - 05:45 AM

So, I finally had it with Windows, and made the switch. I formatted my drive and installed Ubuntu from a USB. After playing with it for a while, I decided I would rather use Zorin. I already loaded Zorin onto a USB the same way I successfully loaded Ubuntu, but I cannot get Ubuntu to boot from USB. How do I?

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Posted 21 October 2016 - 09:42 AM

That's unusual, but it's probably not Ubuntu's fault.  

 

1. Do you still have USB first in Boot Order?

 

2. Did you check the Checksum of the iso after download, or during download?

If not you can still do an Integrity Check with these Instructions During USB boot.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/CDIntegrityCheck

 

If it is Good, it will just ask you to Re-Boot.  If it is bad you will see Errors, or it will kinda stall out.  Please Report exactly what you see.

 

3. Which Installer did you use, Unetbootin, UUI, Yumi, Rufus etc.

 

4. Will you provide us with the Download Link you used for Zorin?


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Posted 21 October 2016 - 11:10 AM

thank you for the reply, pcpunk.  I finally got it installed. I don't know what the problem was, but after retrying a few times I got it to boot. The download came from the Zorin website. I used pendrivelinux. I've been playing around and I like the interface much better than Ubuntu, however I notice a lot of little glitches. My system tray has disappeared, my wallpaper won't stick. Is it going to be a constant battle with these little things? It has been updating for 45 minutes or so. I hope this helps with all of the nitpicks.

 

http://zorinos.com/download.html

 

http://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-installer-easy-as-1-2-3/



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Posted 21 October 2016 - 11:16 AM

After update and a couple restarts Zorin keeps telling me it encountered an internal error. What is this?



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Posted 21 October 2016 - 11:53 AM

Refer to #2 in the list I provided and report back.  It's most likely a bad download, a little skip in the files when downloading iso.


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Posted 21 October 2016 - 12:39 PM

You don't want to run a distro when the System Files are Damaged.


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Posted 21 October 2016 - 12:42 PM

O.K. But that is Ubuntu and although it is based on Ubuntu, I am (attempting) to use Zorin. Also, I booted from a USB not CD/DVD. Forgive my ignorance, like I said, first time user.



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Posted 21 October 2016 - 12:47 PM

It should be the same, USB will work this way also.  I can only guess that Integrity Check will work in Zorin also, sorry, you'll have to just try it I've never used Zorin.  I know it works on other Ubuntu based distro's and that is your only option unless you still have the iso around.  If you do, tell me what OS you will be using to check it.  Like if you still have the iso on Windows we can use a tool to Checksum it.


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Posted 21 October 2016 - 12:53 PM

I just checked the boot stick. Nothing at all resembling Checksum. I do still have the stick, the iso I downloaded and the one click USB tool on a Windows box.



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Posted 21 October 2016 - 12:56 PM

I just checked the boot stick.

Do you mean you followed the directions in #2 Link?, this is the easiest way.  If you don't do that we will have to go another way, understand?


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Posted 21 October 2016 - 01:01 PM

I do. I loaded the USB into the machine and booted from it. I checked all of the options listed including the Advanced ones. Nothing resembling Checksum that you linked to in #2. I'm  happy to go at it anyway you can suggest. I'd hate to think I wasted so many hours and would like to believe that it is simply a case of corrupted data. What should I do next? Thank you very much for the help, btw.



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Posted 21 October 2016 - 01:03 PM

If there is a way to take a screeshot from a USB boot, I don't know it, but I could provide pictures if it would help.



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Posted 21 October 2016 - 01:04 PM

The iso may be in your Downloads Folder now, so you can use this tutorial to check the MD5SUM.  Just scroll down to where it says "

MD5SUM on Windows

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HowToMD5SUM

 

I will be out for a while but others will help.

 

Nothing resembling Checksum that you linked to in #2.

There won't be anything resembling Checksum in #2 just follow the directions and tell me if it asks you to reboot after, and if there are NO Errors.


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Posted 21 October 2016 - 01:06 PM

Roger. Will do. Thanks again.



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Posted 21 October 2016 - 01:07 PM

To be clear, follow directions at the Link in #2


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