Unable to install 6.06 and 7.04 on HP Compaq nx6120 laptop

Sarunas Burdulis sarunas at math.dartmouth.edu
Fri May 18 14:50:12 UTC 2007

Michael Smith wrote:
> This machine had windows on it when I bought it.
> Starting the 7.04 live CD/installer causes a freeze during startup.
> Something about a Gnome daemon not starting.
> The xubuntu 7.04 installer freezes while detecting partitions at about 14% done
> The ubuntu 6.06 installer freezes while moving from step 1 to step 2
> NetBSD installs perfectly, no problems, so it isn't something really basic about this machine.
> I deleted all partitions and repeated the xubuntu installation with the same result. I did this because I suspected it hung while trying to re-size an NTFS partition.
> Any suggestions would be welcome. I have googled around for other examples of this problem but nobody else has seen this.
> Thanks in advance.
You may be able to find additional info on what fails by looking at
other virtual terminals during install (Ctrl)-Alt-F[1-6].

Interestingly nx6120 does not appear neither on tuxmobil.org, nor on


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