Ubuntu – Cannot boot from USB disk with “not a COM32R image” error

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After installing 11.10 on my Dell Studo 15 (Model 1557) laptop, it started to overheat. Recently it even shutdown twice saying that critical temperature has reached even when I was just idling (not even a single program was open except for Firefox). After learning that it is a problem with 3.0.0 kernel I decided to roll back to 10.04 LTS. I have downloaded the most recent 10.04 iso from ubuntu.com and created a live USB using startup disk creator in 11.10.

But when I am trying to boot from USB I am getting the following error

vesamenu.c32: not a COM32R image

I have installed ubuntu from usb stick a couple of dozen times before this and I think it is not a problem with my hardware. Please tell me what to do.

Best Answer

  • I recently had this problem and I solved it this way:

    • hit "TAB": the installer will show a list of possible images
    • type the correct image name (watch caps!)
    • hit enter