Ubuntu – Can’t install with usb pen drive, SYSLINUX problem


i'm on ubuntustudio and i want to format my hd and try kubuntu
(install in my acer notebook, no partion, no double operating system problem, only istall it)
i've downloaded iso file ( kubuntu-10.10-desktop-i386.iso ), insert usb pen drive,
then: system > administration > startup disk creator
erased usb pen content, and "make startup disk"
finally, reboot computer with pen inside usb port

normal boot didn't start (as expected) but only black screen with this signal:

SYSLINUX 4.03 2010-10-22 EDD Copyright (c) 1994-2010, H. Peter Anvin et al
unknown keyword in configuration file

i've tried different usb pen stick and different iso files (ubuntu, kubuntu, netbook edition).. always same problem (sometimes only the first line without "unknow keyword in conf file" error)

some advice??
sorry for my bad english

Best Answer

In 10.10 there is a bug in usb-creator that may cause your problems. Try creating your stick using UNetbootin, as was just suggested.

There are reports that you can fix the bug by opening syslinux.cfg on the USB drive and replace the following line:

ui gfxboot bootlogo


gfxboot bootlogo
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