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Old 06-23-2005, 05:42 AM   #1
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Unhappy Boot up problems

Hey Guys,

I'm new to linux, Installing Debian 2.6 on to my laptop (Hp Pavilion ze4900).

the install goes fine and is really fast and smooth.
I get a message saying its time to boot into your new debian system.

It restarts and starts to boot up, then i get the following error:

Code: 8b 53 24 31 ff 83 7a 08 00 75 0d 66 83 a0 16 02 00 00 fb e9
/etc/rcS.d/S36discover: line204: 1043 Segmentation fault modprobe $MODULE

Then it goes on a few more lines saying...

Loading uhci_hcd module.
<6> usbcore: registered new driver usbfs
usbcore: registered new driver hub
USB Universal Host Controller Interface Driver v2.2
ieee1394: host added: ID:BUS[0-00:1023] GUID[00c09f00001f6da2]
ip1394: $Rev: 1224 $ Ben Collins <>
ip1394: eth1: IEEE-1394 IPv4 over 1394 Ethernet (fw-host0)

Then it just stopes

I've been reading around but cant seem to find a resolution to the problem.

While its booting up, if i keep pressing CTRL & C it will still bring up the Seg Error, but it carries on booting to a command prompt saying Debian Login.
I login with Username John and password John and it comes up saying

John@debs $:

I dont know what to do now.
Can anyone offer any ideas on how to fix this problem.
And remember guys, i'm a 100% newbie to linux, so go easy on me!!



Old 06-23-2005, 10:25 AM   #2
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From what I can read online, you're not the only one who's had problems with Debian + laptop + usb - someone even suggested that there was a bug in the install scripts. Their solution was to do only the "minimal" install, and then upgrade everything via apt-get once the system was working (here, for reference' sake).

And if you get to a command prompt like that, after you login, the command to start X is "startx". If you can get to that prompt again, you might try that and see if it works
Old 07-26-2005, 10:27 PM   #3
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Same problem here on using latest snapshot netinstall on a HP dv1000,

/etc/rcS.D/S36discover: line 151: 958 Segmentation fault modprobe $MODULE.....

hopefully someone knows what's going on i'm not a nebie but i'm not expeirenced enough to fix this problem.


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