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strange USB boot problems

Postby Greenlander on Thu Dec 31, 2009 3:21 pm

Hello, it's my first time with Mint, and I'm still sort of a noob to linux. I tried searching the forums but couldn't find a similar problem. I'm running a UNR / Win XP dual boot, and I want to install Mint (Felicia) into my ubuntu partition. I made a LiveUSB with Unetbootin, but none of the boot options in the grub/unetbootin menu work. Trying to run Mint normally stalls at the progress bar; a memory test tells me "Cannot load a ramdisk with an old kernel image;" and trying to boot normally stalls out with the message "Gave up waiting for root device" and drops to a shell that says "(initramfs)"

Compatibility mode stalls out and says:
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wl: module license 'MIXED/Proprietary' taints kernel
wl: 0000:01:00.0: PCI INT A Link [LNKA] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11

I'm not sure what module it's talking about, and what it loads before it stalls isn't the same every time
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Re: strange USB boot problems

Postby Greenlander on Fri Jan 01, 2010 7:37 pm

here's my lspci readout. (I just read the rules; sorry, i was trying to do things right, but I totally missed that red box somehow!)
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00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GME Express Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GME Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 02)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 3 (rev 02)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 4 (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) SATA AHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
01:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g (rev 01)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Attansic Technology Corp. Atheros AR8132 / L1c Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (rev c0)


here's lsusb too, but my ubuntu netbook remix liveusb didn't have this problem, so I don't think it's a usb issue. should I copy anything from my "lspci -vvnn" read-out?
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Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0781:5406 SanDisk Corp. Cruzer Micro 1/2/4GB Flash Drive
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 064e:a102 Suyin Corp.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

I'm going to try making a liveusb on windows, so I'll reply once I see how that goes
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