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    Assistance installing ubuntu from flash drive

    I am running windows 7 64 bit, and wanted to try out linux. I downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 desktop, then downloaded the USB installer mentioned on http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/...ick-on-windows . I followed the directions, and installed the ISO onto the flash drive.

    I rebooted my machine, and booted from USB. I tried to run linux from the flash drive, then got a lot of text. Eventually, it stopped, and it kept repeating this line over and over:

    udevd[169]: timeout : killing ' sbin/modprobe -bv pci ..................................... and a lot of jibberish. I have no way of copying the text that I know of, so that's the gist of it.

    I tried using a different program to create the flash booter (unetbootin) and tried running from flash drive, and got the same error.

    Does anyone have any advice/suggestions on what I can do to fix this?
    Thanks!

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    Re: Assistance installing ubuntu from flash drive

    What is system and video card/chip?

    Often video cards like nVidia need nomodeset. And some very new or very old systems need other boot parameters.

    How to set NOMODESET and other kernel boot options in grub2
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1613132
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootOptions
    http://www.mjmwired.net/kernel/Docum...parameters.txt
    noapic nolapic noapci noirqpoll nosmp irqpoll
    For more info on UEFI boot install & repair - Regularly Updated :
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
    Please use Thread Tools above first post to change to [Solved] when/if answered completely.

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    Re: Assistance installing ubuntu from flash drive

    Ah, didn't know that. I have a Radeon HD 4600 video card, that must be what is throwing it off. Ill have to check it out later tonight. thanks for the reply!

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    Re: Assistance installing ubuntu from flash drive

    Ok, I booted from the flash drive into the unetbootin splash screen, and hit tab which brought up the extra info. I cant tell you all of the exact parameters that were there, but it ended in
    "--" I added "pci=noacpi" without the quotes, and still got the same result. So, Im still shopping for answers.

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