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mb-VAIO-VPCCB
July 11th, 2011, 01:36 AM
Hello, running Ubuntu 11.04 on a new Vaio laptop and have begun to have boot problems. The error message that I can see when trying to boot in recovery mode is as follows:

"udevd-work [77]: '/sbin/modprobe -bv pci:v00001002d00006741sv0000104Dsd00009080bc03sc00 i00' unexpected exit with status 0x0009"

I have read some threads here (http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-1713332.html) that indicate it might be a problem with switchable graphics but I am having trouble turning them off in the BIOS. Also, previous threads ask for further information from the user having problems so I thought I would post mine here to begin. Here is the information from running "sudo fdisk -lu":


Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xd2588644

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 2048 23975935 11986944 27 Unknown
/dev/sda2 * 23975936 24180735 102400 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda3 24180736 669569023 322694144 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda4 669571070 976771071 153600001 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda5 669571072 771971071 51200000 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda6 771973120 968566783 98296832 83 Linux
/dev/sda7 968568832 976771071 4101120 82 Linux swap / Solaris

Disk /dev/dm-0: 4199 MB, 4199546880 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 510 cylinders, total 8202240 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x1847d86a

Disk /dev/dm-0 doesn't contain a valid partition table

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It does manage to boot 20% of the time. Can anyone offer suggestions on how to prevent this hang up?

I am a beginner with Ubuntu but have so far been able to tweak or fix any issues reading old threads on these forums. Thank you for any assistance!

-m