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Okay, So I put in my Ubuntu 6.10 desktop i386 CD into my Dell XPS Gen 2 notebook, and I choose to start or install ubuntu. Expecting to boot into ...
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    Ubuntu: Serious Issues!


    Okay,

    So I put in my Ubuntu 6.10 desktop i386 CD into my Dell XPS Gen 2 notebook, and I choose to start or install ubuntu. Expecting to boot into the desktop, I get bombarded with hundreds of errors (all in text) that scroll by the screen faster then I can read them.

    Eventually, I end with:
    Soft Lock on CPU #0

    Any suggestions? Or is Ubuntu just not ready for the laptops yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by unknownman_007
    Any suggestions? Or is Ubuntu just not ready for the laptops yet?
    No, Ubuntu works perfectly fine on most laptops. Yours just apparently gives it fits. Is this the only Linux you've tried booting on that machine? I'd download something like Knoppix or Damn Small just to test it and see if those work. It's also possible that your laptop's ACPI settings are causing problems.
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