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Old 07-18-2009, 11:29 AM   #1
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Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty and Lenovo N500

I downloaded Ubuntu 9.04 from the site and attempted to install it. I get the splash screen, I choose english and then to install and it just sits there. I have tried different boot options such as noacpi and others and all it does it just sit there. Is there tricks to this, this has happened to me before.
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I have had problems with usb devices in the past that prevent the system from booting. In my case, it was a hardware issue, because it affected both windows & Linux. You might try unplugging usb devices you have hooked up that you don't need. Another other external devices you don't need as well.

On my laptop, with the kernel I used to have, an SD card plugged in the external slot would cause a problem with interrupts. It was an mmc device, not a usb device. Subsequent updates have fixed the problem. In your case, you may not have the problem if you install Ubuntu 8.10.

If your computer is 64 bit, you may find the "nolapic" option will allow you to proceed with the installation.
ACPI is used for assigning interrupts, needed for power management, and some services such as hal & udev.
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I tried pretty much all of the option including noacpi and the others. I went into the BIOS and unfortunately with the cheaper laptops they have very limited options of what you can do as far as hardware control(Phoenix BIOS) in the BIOS. I will play around with it a little more and get back to you. Many thanks


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