[xubuntu-users] Moving Xu to another pc

michael at michaelshiloh.com michael at michaelshiloh.com
Wed Feb 21 17:14:56 UTC 2007

Did you try to turn off dma? It's a standard option to the kernel on the boot
line (can't remember offhand - google should know. something like nodma?

Another problem I often had with old machines is that the live CD didn't have
the driver for my CD drive. It would boot from the CD using the driver in the
BIOS and load Linux, but once running Linux it couldn't read the CD. A very
common hang was at the stage where it searched for hardware. But, unlike your
situation, there were no errors - it would simply hang.

Good luck, and let us know what you find out. I often install Linux on old
machines and enjoy learning about all these problems and their solution.


On Wed, 21 Feb 2007, Adam Miller wrote:

> Sounds like bad hardware or unsupported hardware. Try booting the livecd and
> run Memtest86+ to see if its possible that you have a bad RAM module,
> otherwise you might just have something that the kernel is choking on and
> then i would say hit F2 or ctrl+alt+F2 during boot to see the kernel output
> instead of the usplash and we can work from there.
> -Adam
> On 2/21/07, João Santiago <exalowprofile at gmail.com> wrote:
>>  I installed Xu on my current pc but now i want to put that HD on my
>>  brother's pc. Xu doesnt star, it gives me I/O Buffer errors (i think
>>  that's
>>  what it says) when i try to run the Live CD and just freezes during the
>>  initial loading.
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