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  1. #1

    booting into installation - usb.rc


    I have recently been trying to install ubuntu, with the intention of dual booting it with windows. I have installed linux before, but this time I have come across a problem which I have never had before, since I bought a new pc.

    The problem comes when I try to run the installation program, when booting from the cd, it get's stuck on something about /etc/hotplug/usb.rc. It will not progress from that point, not allowing me to continue with the installation program.

    I am not running a laptop, but a dekstop Compaq Presario.

    I would appreciate it if anybody could help me with this Problem. Thanks.

  2. #2
    Super Moderator Roxoff's Avatar
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    Do you have any USB devices plugged in while this is happening? You could try unplugging everything from your USB ports (except maybe a mouse and keyboard) and trying again.
    Linux user #126863 - see

  3. #3
    Also, you could try to install with the additional switch 'pci=noacpi' passed to the kernel. Maybe that will at least enable you to finish your installation.

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    Would I enter that at the beginning? Where I would normally leave it and just press enter? Also can I safely tell ubuntu to automatically partition a new partition I made, without any chance of it affecting C? (hda1)

  6. #5
    AAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!! I cannot get past this:
    "linux pci=noacpi" does nothing. Is there anything else I can use?

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