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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?
/ J

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

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

For the OP ...


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



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.

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

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

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:

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

October 27th, 2009, 07:51 PM
Memtest passed with 100%. Downloaded 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.

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!

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.

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

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