Installing Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop Edition 32 bit from CD

October 25, 2010

Yesterday while installing Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) Desktop Edition 32 bit, I faced an error like below –

{initramfs) mount: mounting /dev/loop0 on //filesystem.squashfs failed: Input/output error
Can no mount /dev/loop0 (/cdrom/casper/filesystem.sqyashfs) on //filesystem.squashfs

Quick Google search gave me links to forum post about same error. Some suggestions to solve this problem was to burn the .iso file to DVD and try it.

But on thinking about this DVD solution, I decided it didn’t sound logical, but it gave me a solution that there was some problem in the way the .iso was written to CD or that the .iso itself was corrupt.

Then I found this BurningIsoHowto page

which gave me hints ,

Select the write speed. If you are burning a Ubuntu Live CD (one that you may want to boot from), it is recommended that you write at the lowest possible speed.

Another thing was to check the MD5 sum of the .iso, this links gives instructions on how to do it

After doing the above things, I was able to successfully install Ubuntu 10.10 onto my PC. Hope this post helps someone in the same situation.


JadClipse – GUI Jad Decompile Eclipse plugin

October 11, 2010

After installing I tried to decompile a class but got error – org.eclipse.core.runtime.CoreException: The Class File Viewer cannot handle the given input (‘org.eclipse.ui.ide.FileStoreEditorInput’)

This forum post gives the solution to the above problem –

Hibernate Tutorial Step by Step

October 10, 2010

I have commited the Hibernate Tutorial

source code into GitHub – here is the link

How to include library manually into maven local repository?

October 8, 2010

I had a jar file which I wanted to included into classpath of maven compile so that it could compile the project source files. Quick google search landed me on this page –, which had the exact solution to my problem.

And here is the maven document page about this feature –