I am new to this forum (although I've been reading various posts trying to get my new laptop up and running). I've just purchased a Gateway LT3103u netbook with the following specs:
AMD Athlon™ 64 L110 Single-Core Processor (1.2GHz, 800MHz FSB, 512KB L2 Cache)
2048MB DDR2 533MHz SDRAM Single Channel Memory
250GB SATA hard drive
ATI Radeon® X1270 Graphics and AMD RS690E Chipset
RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet Controller
Ar9285 Wireless Network adapter
I am trying to boot from LM7-64 LiveUSB (MD5 checksum OK) and get the following after selecting any of the boot options from the menu ...
After about 90 seconds of the Linux Mint logo and an activity bar I get:
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[0.776002] ..MP-BIOS bug: 8254 timer not connected to IO-APIC
[3.208015] ata1: softreset failed (device not ready)
modprobe: FATAL: Could not load /lib/modules/2.6.28-11-generic/modules.dep: No such file or directory
[6.004561] powernow-k8: BIOS error - no PSB or ACPI_PSS objects
Loading, please wait...
Busybox v1.10.2 (Ubuntu 1:1.10.2-2ubuntu7) built-in shell (ash)
Enter"help" for a list of built-in commands.
I've seen some posts that talk about Bios problems and buggy DSDTs, but I'm not sure how to approach this specific issue. Any help someone could offer would be greatly appreciated.