Dual Boot Segfault SOLVED

Gregory Zill gregory at r3g.net
Sat Jan 24 00:46:36 UTC 2009

The laptop happens to be an HP 6930p and evidently needed the 64-bit
Ubuntu even though Vista Business 32-bit is on the other partition. I
will never understand Microsoft. Then I had to add the "root (hd0,4)"
parameter to menu.1st but ever since things are working great. Thank

Charlie Kravetz wrote:
> > fired up the 8.10 desktop CD. Mind you, I was all docked and
> > dual-screened at the moment. Well, the install CD seg-faulted and
> > took a long, long. long time. Another attempt at same, I selected
> > the live option to see if I might even get a desktop. Well, the
> > desktop showed but two error dialogs were froze to the screen and
> > it did not handle my mouse. My next option later this evening will
> > be to try it while undocked. But anyone's suggestions would be
> > greatly appreciated.
> First suggestion: Tell us what type of laptop (manufacturer / model)
> it is.
> Second suggestion: Try the alternate CD.
> Nils

My thought was to try installing without the external monitor
connected, first.

The computer you are using has no brain,
therefore you must use your own.

Gregory W Zill, MBA, CISSP

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