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stereo247
September 24th, 2008, 05:02 PM
Hi. I have a Fujitsu Siemens M7405 Amilo laptop. My experience with installing Ubuntu 8.04. I have listed them below:
(1) When tyring to run any of the standard options in the first installer menu I ended at a command prompt???

I deselected the first option in the F6 menu and this problem was resolved (I think) because then I was able to install.

(2) While trying to run the installer a message appeared "pnp bios fatal error" with a couple of other lines about me needing to possibly disable this function???

This problem didn t however stop the installer from continuing. So the program finally installed. I used a dual boot option following the directions on the Ubuntu site.

(3)30 minute bootup time with an error message about 5 minute in saying "no buffer space avaiable". 25 minutes later I was in to what could only be described as the slowest operating system ever. It took 5 minutes to open the help file.

HELP!!!:confused:

jgedutis
September 24th, 2008, 05:45 PM
You said that you installed using a dual boot option. Is that because you have another OS like Windows XP installed? If you do have another OS installed, does that one function properly?

I have had issues installing that were resolved by using the alternate install cd http://releases.ubuntu.com/8.04/ubuntu-8.04.1-alternate-i386.iso

You could try that installer if you don't mind installing over again. Personally I would try to get an install to work without error rather than troubleshoot errors or a slow system after an error prone install.

stereo247
September 25th, 2008, 08:43 PM
Sorry man tried this and cant even get passed the intial installation screen - just hangs irrespective of option chosen. Any other ideas?

Crafty Kisses
September 25th, 2008, 09:03 PM
You can try booting into verbose mode and see where it actually hangs, when you're booting up, press the following:

Cntrl+Alt+F2
It should read off some error messages, post the back here.

kansasnoob
September 25th, 2008, 09:43 PM
Are you able to run the live CD? I mean choosing Try without changes to computer?

kansasnoob
September 25th, 2008, 09:58 PM
What I'm specifically wanting to see is your system specs. It'll be a long list but if you can boot the live CD and go to terminal then post the output of:


sudo lshw

(BTW: that's LSHW) It'll show all system specs like this:


lance@lance-desktop:~$ sudo lshw
lance-desktop
description: Desktop Computer
product: ID-PCM7E PC2500
vendor: IDOT
version: 1.x
width: 32 bits
capabilities: smbios-2.3 dmi-2.3 smp-1.4 smp
configuration: boot=normal chassis=desktop cpus=1
*-core
description: Motherboard
product: ID-PCM7E PC2500
vendor: IDOT
physical id: 0
version: 1.x
*-firmware
description: BIOS
vendor: Phoenix Technologies, LTD
physical id: 0
version: 6.00 PG (09/26/2006)
size: 128KiB
capacity: 448KiB
capabilities: isa pci pnp apm upgrade shadowing cdboot bootselect socketedrom edd int13floppy360 int13floppy1200 int13floppy720 int13floppy2880 int5printscreen int9keyboard int14serial int17printer int10video acpi usb agp ls120boot zipboot biosbootspecification
*-cpu
description: CPU
product: VIA Esther processor 1500MHz
vendor: CentaurHauls
physical id: 4
bus info: cpu@0
version: 6.10.9
slot: Socket 370
size: 1500MHz
capacity: 1500MHz
width: 32 bits
clock: 100MHz
capabilities: boot fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge cmov pat clflush acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 tm nx up pni rng rng_en ace ace_en ace2 ace2_en phe phe_en pmm pmm_en
*-cache:0
description: L1 cache
physical id: 8
slot: Internal Cache
size: 32KiB
capacity: 32KiB
capabilities: synchronous internal write-back
*-cache:1 DISABLED
description: L2 cache
physical id: 9
slot: External Cache
capabilities: synchronous external write-back
*-memory
description: System Memory
physical id: 19
slot: System board or motherboard
size: 2GiB
*-bank:0
description: DIMM
product: None
vendor: None
physical id: 0
serial: None
slot: A0
size: 1GiB
*-bank:1
description: DIMM
product: None
vendor: None
physical id: 1
serial: None
slot: A1
size: 1GiB
*-pci:0
description: Host bridge
product: CN700/VN800/P4M800CE/Pro Host Bridge
vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
physical id: 100
bus info: pci@0000:00:00.0
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
configuration: driver=agpgart-via latency=8 module=via_agp
*-pci
description: PCI bridge
product: VT8237/VX700 PCI Bridge
vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
physical id: 1
bus info: pci@0000:00:01.0
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: pci pm bus_master cap_list
*-display UNCLAIMED
description: VGA compatible controller
product: CN700/P4M800 Pro/P4M800 CE/VN800 [S3 UniChrome Pro]
vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
version: 01
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: pm agp agp-3.0 bus_master cap_list
configuration: latency=64 mingnt=2
*-ide:0
description: IDE interface
product: VIA VT6420 SATA RAID Controller
vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
physical id: f
bus info: pci@0000:00:0f.0
logical name: scsi1
version: 80
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: ide pm bus_master cap_list emulated
configuration: driver=sata_via latency=64 module=sata_via
*-cdrom
description: DVD-RAM writer
product: DVDRW LH-20A1S
vendor: LITE-ON
physical id: 0.0.0
bus info: scsi@1:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/cdrom
logical name: /dev/cdrw
logical name: /dev/dvd
logical name: /dev/dvdrw
logical name: /dev/scd0
logical name: /dev/sr0
version: 9L08
capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw dvd dvd-r dvd-ram
configuration: ansiversion=5 status=nodisc
*-ide:1
description: IDE interface
product: VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE
vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
physical id: f.1
bus info: pci@0000:00:0f.1
logical name: scsi2
logical name: scsi3
version: 06
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: ide pm bus_master cap_list emulated
configuration: driver=pata_via latency=64 module=pata_via
*-disk
description: ATA Disk
product: WDC WD800JB-00JJ
vendor: Western Digital
physical id: 0
bus info: scsi@2:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/sda
version: 05.0
serial: WD-WCAM9V620494
size: 74GiB (80GB)
capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
configuration: ansiversion=5 signature=63056305
*-volume:0
description: Windows NTFS volume
physical id: 1
bus info: scsi@2:0.0.0,1
logical name: /dev/sda1
version: 3.1
serial: 38c5aa95-12f1-8349-8b57-22b0e73dfec3
size: 29GiB
capacity: 29GiB
capabilities: primary bootable ntfs initialized
configuration: clustersize=4096 created=2008-04-28 02:15:43 filesystem=ntfs state=clean
*-volume:1
description: Extended partition
physical id: 2
bus info: scsi@2:0.0.0,2
logical name: /dev/sda2
size: 45GiB
capacity: 45GiB
capabilities: primary extended partitioned partitioned:extended
*-logicalvolume:0
description: Linux filesystem partition
physical id: 5
logical name: /dev/sda5
capacity: 23GiB
*-logicalvolume:1
description: Linux swap / Solaris partition
physical id: 6
logical name: /dev/sda6
capacity: 1890MiB
capabilities: nofs
*-logicalvolume:2
description: Linux filesystem partition
physical id: 7
logical name: /dev/sda7
logical name: /
logical name: /dev/.static/dev
capacity: 18GiB
configuration: mount.fstype=ext3 mount.options=ro,errors=remount-ro,data=ordered state=mounted
*-logicalvolume:3
description: Linux swap / Solaris partition
physical id: 8
logical name: /dev/sda8
capacity: 878MiB
capabilities: nofs
*-cdrom
description: DVD reader
product: DVD-ROM DDU1615
vendor: SONY
physical id: 1
bus info: scsi@3:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/cdrom1
logical name: /dev/dvd1
logical name: /dev/scd1
logical name: /dev/sr1
version: GYS5
capabilities: removable audio dvd
configuration: ansiversion=5 status=nodisc
*-usb:0
description: USB Controller
product: VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
physical id: 10
bus info: pci@0000:00:10.0
version: 81
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=64 module=uhci_hcd
*-usb:1
description: USB Controller
product: VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
physical id: 10.1
bus info: pci@0000:00:10.1
version: 81
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=64 module=uhci_hcd
*-usb:2
description: USB Controller
product: VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
physical id: 10.2
bus info: pci@0000:00:10.2
version: 81
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=64 module=uhci_hcd
*-usb:3
description: USB Controller
product: VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
physical id: 10.3
bus info: pci@0000:00:10.3
version: 81
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=64 module=uhci_hcd
*-usb:4
description: USB Controller
product: USB 2.0
vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
physical id: 10.4
bus info: pci@0000:00:10.4
version: 86
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=ehci_hcd latency=64 module=ehci_hcd
*-isa
description: ISA bridge
product: VT8237 ISA bridge [KT600/K8T800/K8T890 South]
vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
physical id: 11
bus info: pci@0000:00:11.0
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: isa pm bus_master cap_list
configuration: latency=0
*-multimedia
description: Multimedia audio controller
product: VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller
vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
physical id: 11.5
bus info: pci@0000:00:11.5
version: 60
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm cap_list
configuration: driver=VIA 82xx Audio latency=0 module=snd_via82xx
*-network
description: Ethernet interface
product: VT6102 [Rhine-II]
vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
physical id: 12
bus info: pci@0000:00:12.0
logical name: eth0
version: 78
serial: 00:1b:b9:6d:d3:7a
size: 100MB/s
capacity: 100MB/s
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=via-rhine driverversion=1.4.3 duplex=full ip=208.189.35.13 latency=64 link=yes maxlatency=8 mingnt=3 module=via_rhine multicast=yes port=MII speed=100MB/s
*-pci:1
description: Host bridge
product: CN700/VN800/P4M800CE/Pro Host Bridge
vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
physical id: 101
bus info: pci@0000:00:00.1
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
*-pci:2
description: Host bridge
product: CN700/VN800/P4M800CE/Pro Host Bridge
vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
physical id: 102
bus info: pci@0000:00:00.2
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
*-pci:3
description: Host bridge
product: PT890 Host Bridge
vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
physical id: 103
bus info: pci@0000:00:00.3
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
*-pci:4
description: Host bridge
product: CN700/VN800/P4M800CE/Pro Host Bridge
vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
physical id: 104
bus info: pci@0000:00:00.4
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
*-pci:5
description: Host bridge
product: CN700/VN800/P4M800CE/Pro Host Bridge
vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
physical id: 105
bus info: pci@0000:00:00.7
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
lance@lance-desktop:~$