View Full Version : [ubuntu] Is it time to toss it?

May 2nd, 2008, 11:46 PM
I have an older HP zv6130us laptop which I'm trying to install Ubuntu on. I've tried 8.04, 7.10 and finally got a good boot off 6.10 (x86 for all) if I used the alternate install and put the boot options of acpi=off in the command line to boot. I got wireless working, installed the updates and now it won't boot regardless of the boot options I've tried. Even trying to reinstall from the CD with the acpi=off gives me the same error.

the last few lines I have when booting 6.10 off the CD or harddrive

usbcore: registered new drivers usbfs
usbcore: registered new usb driver hub
ohci_hcd 0000:00:13.0: OHCI host controller
ohci_hcd 0000:00:13.0: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1.

The internal usb ports in the laptop have not functioned for a while, and they cannot be turned off any other way.

I guess 2 questions come to mind - is there switch to put on the boot that will cause it to ignore the internal bus and maybe get me past this??? Or is it time to strip the good parts off this and sell it as scrap?

(at one point, I even tried to give up and put windows on it - it's poor installer didn't even get past the -starting windows- prompt.)