When booting from either an Ubuntu 10.10 32-bit installation CD or a USB stick the Ubuntu splash screen displays but part way through the loading process I get this error:
(initramfs) unable to find a medium containing a live file system.
The Sony VPCX is a mini notebook (aka over-priced netbook) and has a 60GB SSD drive with a Windows 7 restoration partition. The installation media work on other machines including a Sony Vaio with a conventional HDD.
I've tried reducing the size of the main Windows partion leaving 30GB of free space but that didn't help.
I bought this machine for 1/2 price to run Linux. I don't wish to dual-boot Windows but I'm reluctant to wipe the whole drive if it still won't install Linux.
1. Any idea what the problem might be?
2. Would wiping the SSD completely help?