[ubuntu-za] Booting live with Ubuntu

Jan Groenewald jan at aims.ac.za
Wed Oct 10 15:47:41 BST 2007


On Wed, Oct 10, 2007 at 04:32:27PM +0200, André Truter wrote:
>    When you boot with a Ubuntu 7.04 cd and it comes up with:
>    /bin/sh: can't access tty: job control turned off
>    (initramfs)

Turn usb off in the BIOS

Try all the kernel params at boot:
noapic nolapic noacpi irqpoll=off nomsi apm=off

If it boots, you know it is one of those.

>    Its on HP notebooks with Intel Core Duo 2 CPU's and a Intel 965 chipsets.

I had a desktop recently which only boots with lilo. Even
the gutsy beta CD couldn't boot it. Do you perhaps have sata
drives using the achi driver? 


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