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Old 10-21-2005, 12:45 PM   #1
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'Freeing Unused Kernel Memory: 224k Freed - Laptop Hangs


Trying to install Ubuntu 5.0.4 (from a CD I know works) on a laptop. Unfortunately, when the installation environment is booting, it gets to:

Freeing unused kernel memory: 224k freed
Then it just stops doing anything - no HDD or CD activity what so ever .

I've Googled the problem, but it's turned up almost nothing of use.

Any advice you could offer would be greatly appreciated.

Kind regards,
Old 10-21-2005, 08:09 PM   #2
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don't know if it's the same thing or not, but my old thinkpad 570e does this on a soft reboot. thought it was a mandrake thing (says 'kernel panic'), but it hangs with a different message with debian. try doing a hard boot.


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