Hi people, my friend brought me her HP Pavilion dv6000 because she wanted to install linux in it, so I decided to install Ubuntu Feisty 64 bits (it's an AMD Turion 64x2). I picked up a Ubuntu Feisty alternate cd for 64 bits and did the installation as usual (no problems during installation, it was perfectly clean). The problem is, when I try to boot ubuntu after the installation, it hangs at the beggining of the bootup process. So I reset the machine and started on recovery mode, and the first time it got hung up at the following stage "setting up console font and keymap"... I reset the laptop again and the next time it got hung up at the message that says "loading hardware drivers". So I reinstalled Feisty again and managed to start in recovery mode, so I ran 'apt-get update && apt-get upgrade' in order to install the newest kernel and it got frozen when downloading openoffice; then I reset the machine again, ran the same commands, and when it had fetched all the packages, got frozen on the "working" message that appears right when apt-get is going start installing the packages. Now it won't boot, no matter what I do (had reset it like 3 times and it always gets stuck at "loading hardware drivers").
So, what could be wrong here, and how to solve it? (I had never dealt with laptops so I'm desperately crashing my head against the wall
). The only solution I see is to put the latest Feisty's kernel for amd64 in my USB key, chroot her installation from a live-cd (if I manage to make it work) and install it; do you think this could solve the issue?
P.S.: Sorry to bother you guys with this, but I need urgent help since my friend returns to the US next saturday, so I'm running out of time :-s
EDIT: Oh, and one issue I noticed during the first installation was that the first time it named the ethernet device as eth0 and the wireless device as eth1 and the second time I installed it, it named the ethernet device as eth1 and the wireless one as eth0