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Old 03-07-2008, 11:41 AM   #1
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Kubuntu Installer Won't Load (Advent 9115)


My laptop's specifications are:
SiS 672 Chipset
2 GB RAM
120 GB HDD
Intel Pentium Dual Core T2310, (1.46 GHz, 533 MHz FSB, 1 MB Cache)

I have tried installing various distro's (although I am pursuing Kubuntu). It boots into the DVD's menu, but when I select the install option the installer loads around half-way and just crashes. I have tried boot options just as noacpi acpi=force and irqpoll but to no effect. My BIOS is PhoenixBIOS, I had a look around inside it and everything seemed to be okay, I turned off the only power saving option which was for the LCD screen, this too did nothing. My BIOS version is 1.07. EC Version is 1.06. I did see one BIOS option called "Execute Disable Bit" which was enabled, I have no idea what this means, I have not tried disabling it in fear of damaging my system. I cannot boot from live CDs at all except for PuppyLinux (which is not what I am after). I also attempted to install FreeBSD 7, it gets past setting up the filesystem (after creating partitions and such) then complains about being unable to load the CD. I have searched for people with similar problems, one thread on this forum (http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...e-disc-621305/) suggested checking IRQ tables, I have no idea how to do this and even if I did I would be clueless on what to do after this. Does anyone know of any way around this? I remember seeing an option in the Kubuntu menu that would allow installation of Command Line system, I have not tried this. Would it be possible to install the command line and install the rest of the system from there? I am rather frustrated about paying 500 for a laptop that is vegetablised to most *nix operating systems.

Any help is appreciated.

-update: tried installing the command line system, crashed again, tried running in "Safe Graphics Mode", crashed again. going to boot into puppy and try running HW info, i'll post the results here incase that helps at all.

-update: hwinfo wasn't recognised by puppy, does anyone know of a windows equivilant?

-tried installing FreeBSD again, got past the file system part and got this error:
"Error mounting /dev/acd0 on /dist: Input/Output error (5)"

Last edited by naraic; 03-07-2008 at 07:05 PM.
 
Old 03-08-2008, 08:22 AM   #2
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Try noapci, not noacpi. (Or is that just a typo ?) I think, I might be wrong, but I don't think I am. Also try noauto. I thought the most likely culprit would be bad media or a bad burn, but if it's failing with freebsd and puppy too then something else is going on. Seeing Input/output error usually isn't a good sign. Have you run some hard drive diagnostics ? Often that's the first sign of a hard drive failure, which would fit, with multiple distro/bsd failures.

Good luck...let us know how it goes....

David
 
Old 03-10-2008, 07:40 AM   #3
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I tried the suggested boot options, no avail. I did a scandisk but it didn't tell me much. It's a new-ish laptop so I can't see the problem being a bad hard disk.
I tried installing Xubuntu through Wubi incase it would work, it installs okay (supposedly). When I try loading it from the boot menu I get the following message:
"Booting 'Ubuntu'

Warning: Unrecognized partition table for drive 80. Please rebuild it usiong a Microsoft-compatible tool(err=22). Current C/H/S=16383/255/63
(hd0,2)
Filesystem type is ntfs, partition type 0x7

Warning: Unrecognized partition table for drive 80. Please rebuild it usiong a Microsoft-compatible tool(err=22). Current C/H/S=16383/255/63
[Linux-bzImage. setup=0x1c00, size=0x1a82cc]

Warning: Unrecognized partition table for drive 80. Please rebuild it usiong a Microsoft-compatible tool(err=22). Current C/H/S=16383/255/63
[Linux-initrd @ 0x1f85e000, 0x7918a5 bytes]
Loading, please wait... "

I also tried installing Windows XP SP2 onto the partition, so far its going fine, no hang-ups, it hasn't finished yet, but I'll write back letting you know how it goes. The other thread I posted about mentioned stuff about IRQs or interrupts, could it have something to do with that? I'll post up the information from System Information for Conflicts/Sharing, I/O, IRQs and Memory.

Last edited by naraic; 03-10-2008 at 08:07 AM.
 
Old 03-10-2008, 08:09 AM   #4
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[Conflicts/Sharing]

Resource Device
I/O Port 0x00000000-0x00000CF7 PCI bus
I/O Port 0x00000000-0x00000CF7 Direct memory access controller

Memory Address 0xFFC00000-0xFFC00FFF Motherboard resources
Memory Address 0xFFC00000-0xFFC00FFF Advanced programmable interrupt controller

I/O Port 0x000003C0-0x000003DF SiS Accelerated Graphics Port
I/O Port 0x000003C0-0x000003DF SiS Mirage 3 Graphics

I/O Port 0x00009000-0x00009FFF SiS Accelerated Graphics Port
I/O Port 0x00009000-0x00009FFF SiS Mirage 3 Graphics

Memory Address 0xFEE00000-0xFEEFFFFF Motherboard resources
Memory Address 0xFEE00000-0xFEEFFFFF Advanced programmable interrupt controller

Memory Address 0xFEC00000-0xFECFFFFF Motherboard resources
Memory Address 0xFEC00000-0xFECFFFFF Advanced programmable interrupt controller

Memory Address 0xC0000000-0xCFFFFFFF SiS Accelerated Graphics Port
Memory Address 0xC0000000-0xCFFFFFFF SiS Mirage 3 Graphics

Memory Address 0xA0000-0xBFFFF PCI bus
Memory Address 0xA0000-0xBFFFF SiS Accelerated Graphics Port
Memory Address 0xA0000-0xBFFFF SiS Mirage 3 Graphics

I/O Port 0x000003B0-0x000003BB SiS Accelerated Graphics Port
I/O Port 0x000003B0-0x000003BB SiS Mirage 3 Graphics

Memory Address 0xFFE00000-0xFFE00FFF Motherboard resources
Memory Address 0xFFE00000-0xFFE00FFF Advanced programmable interrupt controller

Memory Address 0xD4000000-0xD40FFFFF SiS Accelerated Graphics Port
Memory Address 0xD4000000-0xD40FFFFF SiS Mirage 3 Graphics
=========================
[I/O]

Resource Device Status
0x00000000-0x00000CF7 PCI bus OK
0x00000000-0x00000CF7 Direct memory access controller OK
0x00000D00-0x0000FFFF PCI bus OK
0x00009000-0x00009FFF SiS Accelerated Graphics Port OK
0x00009000-0x00009FFF SiS Mirage 3 Graphics OK
0x000003B0-0x000003BB SiS Accelerated Graphics Port OK
0x000003B0-0x000003BB SiS Mirage 3 Graphics OK
0x000003C0-0x000003DF SiS Accelerated Graphics Port OK
0x000003C0-0x000003DF SiS Mirage 3 Graphics OK
0x00000062-0x00000062 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Embedded Controller OK
0x00000066-0x00000066 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Embedded Controller OK
0x00000081-0x0000008F Direct memory access controller OK
0x000000C0-0x000000DF Direct memory access controller OK
0x00000480-0x0000048F Direct memory access controller OK
0x00000020-0x00000021 Programmable interrupt controller OK
0x000000A0-0x000000A1 Programmable interrupt controller OK
0x00000040-0x00000043 System timer OK
0x00000070-0x00000071 System CMOS/real time clock OK
0x00000061-0x00000061 System speaker OK
0x00008000-0x000080BE Motherboard resources OK
0x00008100-0x0000812F Motherboard resources OK
0x00000080-0x00000080 Motherboard resources OK
0x000004D0-0x000004D1 Motherboard resources OK
0x0000FE00-0x0000FE00 Motherboard resources OK
0x0000002E-0x0000002E Motherboard resources OK
0x0000002F-0x0000002F Motherboard resources OK
0x00000092-0x00000092 Motherboard resources OK
0x00000072-0x00000073 Motherboard resources OK
0x00000078-0x00000079 Motherboard resources OK
0x00000290-0x00000297 Motherboard resources OK
0x000000F0-0x000000FF Numeric data processor OK
0x00000060-0x00000060 Standard PS/2 Keyboard OK
0x00000064-0x00000064 Standard PS/2 Keyboard OK
0x00001080-0x0000108F SiS PCI IDE Controller OK
0x000001F0-0x000001F7 IDE Channel OK
0x000003F6-0x000003F6 IDE Channel OK
0x00001000-0x0000107F SiS191 Ethernet Controller OK
0x000010C8-0x000010CF Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller OK
0x000010BC-0x000010BF Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller OK
0x000010C0-0x000010C7 Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller OK
0x000010B8-0x000010BB Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller OK
0x000010A0-0x000010AF Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller OK
=========================
[IRQs]

Resource Device Status
IRQ 80 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 81 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 82 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 83 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 84 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 85 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 86 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 87 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 88 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 89 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 90 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 91 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 92 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 93 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 94 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 95 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 96 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 97 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 98 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 99 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 100 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 101 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 102 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 103 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 104 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 105 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 106 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 107 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 108 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 109 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 110 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 111 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 112 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 113 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 114 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 115 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 116 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 117 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 118 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 119 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 120 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 121 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 122 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 123 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 124 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 125 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 126 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 127 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 128 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 129 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 130 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 131 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 132 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 133 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 134 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 135 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 136 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 137 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 138 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 139 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 140 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 141 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 142 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 143 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 144 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 145 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 146 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 147 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 148 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 149 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 150 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 151 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 152 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 153 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 154 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 155 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 156 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 157 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 158 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 159 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 160 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 161 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 162 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 163 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 164 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 165 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 166 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 167 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 168 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 169 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 170 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 171 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 172 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 173 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 174 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 175 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 176 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 177 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 178 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 179 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 180 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 181 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 182 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 183 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 184 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 185 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 186 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 187 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 188 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 189 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 190 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 16 SiS Mirage 3 Graphics OK
IRQ 13 Numeric data processor OK
IRQ 1 Standard PS/2 Keyboard OK
IRQ 12 PS/2 Compatible Mouse OK
IRQ 0 High precision event timer OK
IRQ 8 High precision event timer OK
IRQ 14 IDE Channel OK
IRQ 20 SiS 7001 PCI to USB Open Host Controller OK
IRQ 21 SiS 7001 PCI to USB Open Host Controller OK
IRQ 22 Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller OK
IRQ 19 SiS191 Ethernet Controller OK
IRQ 17 Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller OK
IRQ 18 High Definition Audio Controller OK
=========================
[Memory]

Resource Device Status
0xA0000-0xBFFFF PCI bus OK
0xA0000-0xBFFFF SiS Accelerated Graphics Port OK
0xA0000-0xBFFFF SiS Mirage 3 Graphics OK
0x78000000-0xFFEDFFFF PCI bus OK
0xC4000-0xC7FFF PCI bus OK
0xD0000-0xD3FFF PCI bus OK
0xD4000-0xD7FFF PCI bus OK
0xD8000-0xDBFFF PCI bus OK
0xDC000-0xDFFFF PCI bus OK
0xE0000-0xE3FFF PCI bus OK
0xD4000000-0xD40FFFFF SiS Accelerated Graphics Port OK
0xD4000000-0xD40FFFFF SiS Mirage 3 Graphics OK
0xC0000000-0xCFFFFFFF SiS Accelerated Graphics Port OK
0xC0000000-0xCFFFFFFF SiS Mirage 3 Graphics OK
0xD0000000-0xD3FFFFFF SiS Accelerated Graphics Port OK
0xE0000000-0xEFFFFFFF Motherboard resources OK
0xFEC00000-0xFECFFFFF Motherboard resources OK
0xFEC00000-0xFECFFFFF Advanced programmable interrupt controller OK
0xFEE00000-0xFEEFFFFF Motherboard resources OK
0xFEE00000-0xFEEFFFFF Advanced programmable interrupt controller OK
0xFFB80000-0xFFBFFFFF Motherboard resources OK
0xFFC00000-0xFFC00FFF Motherboard resources OK
0xFFC00000-0xFFC00FFF Advanced programmable interrupt controller OK
0xFFE00000-0xFFE00FFF Motherboard resources OK
0xFFE00000-0xFFE00FFF Advanced programmable interrupt controller OK
0xFFE80000-0xFFEFFFFF Motherboard resources OK
0xFED00000-0xFED003FF High precision event timer OK
0xD4104000-0xD4104FFF SiS 7001 PCI to USB Open Host Controller OK
0xD4105000-0xD4105FFF SiS 7001 PCI to USB Open Host Controller OK
0xD4106000-0xD4106FFF Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller OK
0xD4307000-0xD430707F SiS191 Ethernet Controller OK
0xD4100000-0xD4103FFF High Definition Audio Controller OK
 
Old 03-11-2008, 06:06 PM   #5
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Installed XP without a problem, it seems to be only with linux distributions.
 
  


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