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Here are the screens. I really need a solution. I used these instructions http://www.ubuntu.com/netbook/get-ubuntu/download

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After about 15 minutes, I see Ubuntu information on the screen, but then it takes another 15-30 minutes to show me the first screen of the installation. It never ends... What's the problem?

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Totty, looks like an IRQ assignment problem, probably with a memory card reader (mmc1) or the card itself. If you have that hardware, the first thing I would do is unplug the card reader and try again. If the problem persists, the way to go is to boot with some extra kernel params, such as acpi=noirq, acpi=off, noapic, nolapic, pci=biosirq, irqpoll or pnpbios=off. It's much of a trial&error thing, but normally acpi=noirq, noapic and nolapic together should do the trick.

A BIOS upgrade helps too...

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In my experience, (And all I've ever booted from is a USB. Never used a CD/DVD) it normally takes awhile to boot from a USB. But on the other hand 15-30 minutes is a bit much.

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only to get to the menu. last time a left it to about 5 hours to get to the language selection –  Totty Feb 3 '11 at 23:00
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I set my bios setting to factory and then check this answer: My screen is disabled for a long time after I click "Install to harddisk"

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