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jokre
October 27th, 2009, 02:40 PM
I'm trying to install Xubuntu 9.04 i386 on a Toshiba Satellite 4030CDT laptop, but it just stops all the time with the following on the screen (text mode)


Screen dump start


* Preparing restricted drivers... [ OK ]
* Starting kernel event manager... [ OK ]
* Loading hardware drivers...
udevd-event[2350]: 'path_id /devices/platform/pcspkr/input/input2/event2' abnormal exit
udevd-event[1933]: '/sbin/modprobe -b pci:v0000125Dd00001978sv00001179sd00000001bc04sc01 i00' abnormal exit

[ OK ]
_


Screen dump end


I've had Xubuntu installed on the PC before, but with another release and that worked perfectly fine (was some years ago though).

Anyone got a clue on what to try to look for?
Thanks!
/ J

fancypiper
October 27th, 2009, 03:45 PM
Try the disk test. You may have a bad burn.

phillw
October 27th, 2009, 04:20 PM
Try the disk test. You may have a bad burn.


For the OP ...

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HowToMD5SUM

has the how to. Always burn at 4X maximum speed, people have reported all sorts of 'funnies' when burning at high speeds.

Regards,

Phill.

jokre
October 27th, 2009, 05:02 PM
OK! Thanks! I will try to burn at lower speed. I usually always do checksum calculation on downloads, but not sure if I did it this time, I will download it again and do the whole process from scratch.

fancypiper
October 27th, 2009, 05:24 PM
You should do the md5sum on the cd as well.

jokre
October 27th, 2009, 05:25 PM
Yepp, I'm planning to do that as well

jokre
October 27th, 2009, 06:20 PM
No progress made. Downloaded the ISO image once again, checked the burnt CD integrity and booted it on another PC - worked perfectly ok. Tried it on the Toshiba laptop and... same error... :mad:

fancypiper
October 27th, 2009, 06:41 PM
Run the memtest and see if you might have bad memory.

jokre
October 27th, 2009, 07:51 PM
Memtest passed with 100%. Downloaded 8.0.4.1 and booted and went all to the desktop without any problems. Something in 9.0.4 and my Toshiba don't seem to get along.

fancypiper
October 27th, 2009, 08:12 PM
Why didn't you choose Xbuntu 8.10? Maybe Xbuntu 9.10 will be better for you. Just 2 days to go!

jokre
October 27th, 2009, 08:22 PM
I just grabbed what was first at hand since I just wanted to rule out if it was the PC or the OS.

fancypiper
October 27th, 2009, 08:52 PM
Aha! Good luck.

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