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Hi. I'm having the same problems, but I uploaded right from 6.10. I have been browsing around the forums for answers, but I honestly have not tried much.
I already mounted my partitions (they're named sda2...), but this is what I get:
If you're getting this error, and you don't have the option of moving drives around (if you're on a laptop, for instance), try going into your bios and turning off AHCI on the SATA controller. It might be worded differently - disable anything about advanced controllers, enable anything referring to compatibility. YMMV, of course, but it worked for me.
Problem Solved for Dell Precision M4300 and kubuntu 7.04
I was trying to install kubuntu on my dell laptop but I got the following error message:
BusyBox V1.1.3 (Debian 1:1.1.3 - 3Ubuntu2) built-in shell (ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands
/bin/sh: can't access tty; job control turned off
I used the solution found on https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/99757
The solution was using the F6 boot option and adding the string break=top
It looked than like:
.........quiet splash break=top
After you hit than the enter key the error message appears immediatel.
The LiveCD starts now. But It won´t start the graphical interface because the nvidia driver are not yet on the system.
You have to change now the driver to the vesa driver by changing the /etc/X11/xorg.conf with sudo vi /etc/X11/xorg.conf
You will find there the driver "nv" or "nvidia" change they to vesa.
After saving the file start the kde with startx
I just got one of those new Dell laptops that comes with Ubuntu pre-installed. But like others in this thread, it won't boot the Ubuntu Live CD that came with the machine. I'm getting the same errors that everyone else is experiencing.
However, I did find a workaround. If you download the Ubuntu "alternate install" CD, it will boot. You can then install. The text-mode installer is not difficult to use.
If you want a Live CD, I've found that Kanotix will work fine with this machine.
The problem does appear to be with the Ubuntu Live CD not being compatible with certain hardware. I'm hoping that will be fixed in the next release, which is due out in less than a month, but we'll have to wait and see.
People: please file bug reports when you have problems like this. That's the only way that they'll get fixed. I have done that several times, and almost always got a rapid response from the developers.
I had the same problem and someone on another thread mentioned it is hardware incompatibility.
I tried using the text mode installer and when ubuntu tried to mount the dvd-rom i was installing from, it failed. This made me think that it is possibly the optical drive. I swapped it around for another one (I used pioneer at first and am now using LG) and it is installing perfectly.