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Old 04-03-2008, 03:28 PM   #1
travelvice
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Question Can't Boot with Any Flavor of Linux on Twinhead Laptop


Howdy,

I recently purchased a Twinhead H12Y laptop and seem to be unable to get any flavor of Linux to boot (off a CD).

I've tried UBUNTU: Hangs on boot.
I've tried a Nero 6 recovery tool (BackItUp): Hangs on boot.
I've tried Backtrack2: Hangs on boot.

Here are a pair of screenshots from the hang points: Nero BackItUp, Backtrack2

There seems to be some discussion about a network card driver bug (here).

Any thoughts?

Last edited by travelvice; 04-03-2008 at 04:09 PM.
 
Old 04-03-2008, 07:28 PM   #2
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Have tried disabling ACPI? That's the usual culprit.
 
Old 04-04-2008, 08:53 AM   #3
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I agree with Nexus...disabling ACPI would be a good start. You might also be able to do an installation with a NOPROBE option, to prevent the installer from looking too hard at your hardware.

Have you tried any other flavors of Linux? OpenSuSE? Mandriva? Knoppix?
 
  


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