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Old 02-08-2012, 12:29 PM   #1
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boot freeze with Ubuntu 11.10 and mint 12

I'm trying to get a linux system running on my new computer, but with both Ubuntu 11.10 and Mint 12 (64bit in both cases) it stops at the line

[#.######] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdc] Attached SCSI removable disk

a bunch of lines above that it says...

udevd[132]: '/sbin/modprobe -bv pci:v00#############################' [229] Terminated by signal 9 (killed)

where # are a bunch of numbers

This is trying from both a CD and USB stick, I checked the md5 for the .iso files and it matched.

I tried turning ACPI off both in my bios and in the boot options, but that didn't help.

I had initially booted into Ubuntu 10.10 which had been on the USB stick before just fine, so I figure it has to be an issue with something added since then which is common to both Ubuntu and Mint.
I could probably just install an older version (and I might have to) but I'd like to know if I can get this sorted out first.

Power supply: Antec High current pro 850w
Motherboard: Asus P6X58D Premium
CPU: Intel i7 960 (3.2 GHz)
GPU: Geforce GTX 580 (EVGA)
Ram: 12GB (3x4gb) Kingston sticks of some description
Old 02-08-2012, 02:17 PM   #2
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Perhaps the kernel doesn't have the right driver for a piece of you hardware, therefore it doesn't know what to do and it just panic.
Mint is a derivative of Ubuntu so they both are going to behave in a similar way. New Ubuntu LTS is due in April so hopefully that release support all your hardware.
You said you will try an older version so good luck to you.
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That's what I kinda figured, the only reason I posted was because if an older version works, it shouldn't be a matter of lack of support, or at least I would guess...

I'm trying Backtrack 5 now, also based on Ubuntu i know, but if that doesn't work I guess I'll just go with an older kernal and wait for things to work.

In the mean time if anyone knows anything else that might help I'd appreciate it.


Edit: Backtrack 5 also stalls after a line about mass USB storage device (which seemed successfully whatevered), trying out Mint 11. If that doesn't work I guess Mint 10 should as it's based of Maverick witch worked before.

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Old 04-21-2012, 04:59 PM   #4
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I'm having the same issue with a GTX 570 HD and trying to install a newer version of Mint and Ubuntu. If you're correct, then I might be able to install the newest Fedora Core.


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