Fwd: [Lubuntu-admins] 15.04 - Installation Experience

Aere Greenway Aere at Dvorak-Keyboards.com
Sun Apr 26 20:18:08 UTC 2015

On 04/26/2015 11:51 AM, Nio Wiklund wrote:
> When it happened, was the bootloader
> also written to the internal drive

I know it successfully wrote the GRUB-PC bootloader to the hard-drive of 
the machine being installed-to, because that system worked fine, and the 
new system is the one that is initially selected in the GRUB menu (it 
used to be a different system).

Whatever happened to the USB drive must have been an error or a 

Doing the install with persistent space on the USB drive was initially 
very slow, since it appears to re-build the kernel (in this case with a 
special nvidia driver), and the I/O on the USB drive is much slower than 
hard-disk or RAM-disk.

I first thought it was the result of an I/O error, since the EXT2 
file-system built in the persistent space is not a journaling file 
system (such as EXT3 or EXT4).  Yet I had no cases where I had to power 
down the machine I was using it on, and I always brought it down cleanly.

So I re-built the USB drive, which again worked fine, but went bad again 
after I finally used it to install.

The same problem happening twice is less likely to be a rare I/O error.


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