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Old 04-29-2009, 10:19 PM   #1
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having problems with ubuntu 9.04, error terminated with status 2


Hello,

I downloaded the ubuntu 9.04 Live CD, checked the MD5 and it was OK, burned it to the CD, but after I select the option to try it with no change to my computer it will give this error after trying to load.
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init: rc-default main process [3041] terminated with status 2
I have done some looking into this problem and it seems like it has to do with a hardware problem? Does anyone have any ideas on what is causing this and how to fix it?


Here are the specs of the computer.
Intel Pentium 4 processor 3.06GHz
1GB RAM
Graphics card, NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500, 256MB of memory.
 
Old 04-29-2009, 11:17 PM   #2
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Hello,

I downloaded the ubuntu 9.04 Live CD, checked the MD5 and it was OK, burned it to the CD, but after I select the option to try it with no change to my computer it will give this error after trying to load.
Code:
init: rc-default main process [3041] terminated with status 2
I know you verified the md5sum of the iso you downloaded; but did you also verify them md5sum of the CD you burned?
To verify the md5sums of the CD, boot up the CD and choose the option "check disc for defects". Let that run and see if the disc passes. If it does not, then burn the CD again at the slowest possible speed.

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Old 04-30-2009, 12:36 AM   #3
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Hello

I tested the CD with that option and it came back good.
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Old 04-30-2009, 01:08 AM   #4
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Try booting the live CD from "safe graphics mode". I think there is an option for safe graphics mode in the main window when you boot the live CD.

If that does not work, boot up the live CD again and hit F6 to enter additional boot options. Then type acpi=off and hit enter to boot Ubuntu.

Is this a desktop or laptop?
Do you know the motherboard chipset that your computer uses?
If not, post the manufacturer and model number here.
 
Old 04-30-2009, 02:15 AM   #5
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Hello
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Try booting the live CD from "safe graphics mode"
Does not boot up.
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If that does not work, boot up the live CD again and hit F6 to enter additional boot options. Then type acpi=off and hit enter to boot Ubuntu.
Still does not boot up.
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Is this a desktop or laptop?
Desktop.
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Do you know the motherboard chipset that your computer uses?
If not, post the manufacturer and model number here.
I am not sure on the motherboard, so here is the manufacturer and model number from dxdiag menu.

Manufacturer: HP Pavilion 061
Model Number: PS512AA-ABA-a815n



Thank you for your help

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Old 05-05-2009, 01:08 AM   #6
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Does anyone have any ideas on how to fix this?
 
Old 05-05-2009, 05:25 PM   #7
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Did you download 32 bit or 64 bit Ubuntu? If you are using 64 bit Ubuntu then try 32 bit.

All I can suggest is to try the Ubuntu 32 bit alternate install CD. This is a text based install CD. You can only install Ubuntu from the alternate CD. You can not run it as a live CD.
If you just want to try out linux from a live CD perhaps you could try Knoppix or some other distro.
This person had trouble with Ubuntu on your computer also, but he reports it has an AMD CPU.:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...t=pavilion+061
This person apparently had trouble as well. His dxdiag also reports hp 061:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...t=pavilion+061
Try running the free version of everest from Windows. This will report in detail exactly what hardware is in your computer including the motherboard chipset.
http://www.lavalys.com/index.php?lang=en

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