Paul O'Malley ompaul at
Fri Apr 7 08:02:01 UTC 2006

Richard wrote:

>I was so happy to come across PaulsKludge as I am experiencing exactly
>the same problem reported there. Vis. computer installation stalls at
>"starting hotplug subsystem".

>I am wondering if it has something to do with my computer which is an
>Acer Aspire E500 and has a 200gig SATA hard drive which is seen by
>Ubuntu as a RAID device.
Hi Richard,

Have you any other hard drives installed in that machine, perhaps an ide 
If so then please try unplugging any extra ide devices and start from there.


Paul O'Malley

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