I want to install Ubuntu 11.10 on my new 64-bit laptop which came without an OS.
I burnt a live CD with Brasero using my other machine which is running Ubuntu. I was able to get the new machine to boot from DVD. I got the purple Ubuntu splash screen, some lines of code, and then this displayed over and over again:
udevd : timeout: killing '/sbin/modprobe -bv pci:v00008086d00000166sv0000100010ACbc03sc00i00' 
Finally, I got this:
udevadm settle - timeout of 120 seconds reached, the event queue contains: sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.0 (1166) udevd : timeout: killing '/sbin/modprobe -bv pci:v00008086d00000166sv0000104 00010ACbc03sc00i00' 
Then the screen went blank.
I made another Live CD, restarted and repeated the install, but got the same result.
I got the Ubuntu 11.10 ISO from the IT department at work. The guy I spoke to said it's a good distro to play with for a beginner. I have a shaky internet connection and downloading a new distro won't work - the file gets corrupted. I know the ISO I have is alright because I used it to install Ubuntu on an old laptop.