[Install] Freeze in expert mode

John Hornbeck hornbeck at freeshell.org
Sun Sep 19 19:44:19 UTC 2004

On Sun, 2004-09-19 at 20:09 +0200, F Da Costa Gomez wrote:
> Hi,
> Have been trying to install Ubuntu on a:
> Dell Inspiron 8100 (512M)
> Nvidia Gforce Go 2
> Wacon graphire pen + ps2 mouse
> Knoppix does the trick (as long as i don't try to use sound on the
> 2.6.8-1 kernel :-( )
> Currently i'm using the latest Debian testing (no sound and with the
> nv driver) and all runs ok (even got java running with Eclipse M3.1) .
> This implies that the machine is ok and all hw supported as such (the
> latest 2.4 kernel also works for sound).
> Now on to Ubuntu.
> 1. Starting in the export mode shows me the Installer main menu. After
> 1-2 secs the keyboard freezes and i have to turn the machine of
> completely. No way of moving to another console either.
> 2. Starting it up 'normally' puts me in the Choose language screen and
> also freezes me out.
> I'm not sure what is going on but this is not what i expected. If
> there is anyone with the same experience (and a solution) please don't
> hesitate.
> TIA,
> Fermin DCG
I had the same thing happen on different distro's with a compaq laptop.
I had to disable legacy usb support in the bios.  I am not sure if this
would help but it worked for me.

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