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Loading Ubuntu onto a Toshiba LaptopI am trying to load Ubuntu 8.04 onto a brand new Toshiba L

  Date: Dec 13    Category: Unix / Linux / Ubuntu    Views: 736

I am trying to load Ubuntu 8.04 onto a brand new Toshiba Laptop model
L305. I purchased a book called Ubuntu Unleashed 2008 (SAMS
Publishing) that had an Ubuntu 8.04 companion CD.

I am unable to boot successfully.
I received an error message:

ubevd-even[1536] (run_program: '/sbin/modprobe' abnormal exit.

I have been trying to troubleshoot using a live CD (DSL) and I keep
getting "can't mount file system" errors. My live CD works okay on an
ancient HP laptop.

Any ideas as to what is going with the Ubuntu install?



1 Answer Found

Answer #1    Answered On: Dec 13    

The Toshiba l305 I have has a non compatable LAN card. I should
clarify that 8.4 locked up before any splash screens appeared, and as
soon as I turned off the LAN card in the BIOs 8.4 would load fine.
After the load I once again tried turning on the LAN and the computer
would freeze up.

Added to the problem, the Atheros card was never reliable with 8.4 or
8.10. 8.10 will load and use the LAN so there is hope. I could not get
the Atheros card working however, at least not reliably so I bought a
USB WIFI card. I told the story of this experience and how I feel
about it on my blog simplyrv.imnugget.com I would advise not giving
up, I am now happy as can be with my Toshiba and run nothing but
Ubuntu 8.10 on it.