problem installing edubuntu

Gavin McCullagh gmccullagh at
Wed Apr 4 19:16:34 BST 2007

On Wed, 04 Apr 2007, Robert Alcock wrote:

> [17179578.240000] irq: nobody cared (try booting with the "irqpoll" option)
> [17179578.240000] handlers:
> [17179578.240000] [<c0236d40>] (ide_intr+0x0/0x1c0)
> [17179578.240000] Disabling IRQ <hash>15
> The message repeats, several times, then the system crashes.
> This happens with both versions 6.10 and 6.06 (downloaded from different 
> servers).

The linux kernel appears to be suggesting you boot with the "irqpoll"

When you pop the cdrom in and boot, you'll initially get a splash screen
like this:

I think you press <F6> to pass options to the kernel.  You should try
passing it "irqpoll".  This apparently doesn't always work, but give it a
bash and let us know how you get on.


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