linux mint install cant open /dev/sr0: No medium found

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linux mint install cant open /dev/sr0: No medium found

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I've been a this for awhile and i am just stuck. I have reinstalled linux on usb multiple times but i get the same message,

/init: line 7: can't open /dev/sr0: No medium found

Over and over until it goes into a built-in shell (ash)

what do i do?
please any help would be greatly appreciated....

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Re: linux mint install cant open /dev/sr0: No medium found

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I'm not cluey enough to solve your problem, but I'm sure the people who can will want more info.

Firstly what are you trying to do, make a live USB stick, to install mint on a computer, or are you trying to install mint on a USB stick?

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Re: linux mint install cant open /dev/sr0: No medium found

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Verify your Iso image
https://linuxmint.com/verify.php
Run terminal command

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 inxi -Fxz
and post output in code tags here.
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Re: linux mint install cant open /dev/sr0: No medium found

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Change the USB stick.
Change the USB port.
Make the USB stick fat32 file system
Good luck
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Re: linux mint install cant open /dev/sr0: No medium found

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You said /dev/sr0, correct? For some reason Mint is trying to open your CD/DVD drive. When do you get this message?
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it is the very first thing that pops up

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During installation or first boot?
Mint 19.3 XFCE
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linux mint icon pops up and left arrow key shows the message pop up over and over until a shell pops up

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no install successful yet on this laptop

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That's really bizarre. Can you disable the DVD in the BIOS until the installation can complete?
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i'll try

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set usb as 1st boot priority in bios and the same thing happens

this is a laptop with a new ssd inside and will boot with the old usb but failed in install and now wont read a new usb but will boot with old usb but wont reinstall

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ill try again tomorrow thank you much appreciated

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Still haven't solved the issue, what should i do?

The laptop is a dell inspiron n5110
it has a new patriot burst 240gb ssd empty
around 6gb of ddr3 ram

please, any help would be greatly appreciated.....

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Re: linux mint install cant open /dev/sr0: No medium found

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You need to edit live-USB´s syslinux.cfg file, append line live-media=/dev/sdb1.
If your usb is /dev/sdc1 add live-media=/dev/sdc1, and so on.

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menu label Mint sdc1
kernel /casper/vmlinuz
append initrd=/casper/initrd.lz boot=casper locale=fi_FI.UTF-8 live-media=/dev/sdc1

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Success!!!

It was a faulty brand new usb stick. Thanks for all your support..

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Good you got it fixed. Only seeing this now, so just to add that this is a somewhat known issue, usually the workaround is to pull out the USB stick after the error message appears and then re-insert it. So don't throw that stick away just yet.

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Install mkusb and reset the usb stick back to normal and then see if it works ok.
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usb stick was a scandisk usb 3.1 32gb,

now its capacity is 2.25mb total,

went and picked up a regular 32gb usb stick and worked flawlessly.

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sovled

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