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I've just bought a new computer, with specs:

motherboard Asrock E350M1
processor AMD Dual Core E-350
graphic card ATI Radeon HD6310

and tried to install ubuntu 12.10 on it, from a live usb.

I'm never able to get to the install screen, I keep getting error messages like:

udev[110]: timeout killing /sbin/modprobe -bv pci:[characters]
udev[110]: timeout killing /sbin/modprobe -bv pci:[characters]
udev[110]: timeout killing /sbin/modprobe -bv pci:[characters]

Reading this, it's possible that I would need to install AMD drivers but how am I supposed to do that if I can't even boot? Should I install them on the live usb before trying to boot? Or is it another problem?

Edit: I've seen someone solved this problem by selecting "Os Select: Other" instead of "Os select: Windows" in the BIOS, but the problem is I don't have a bios, I have the Asrock UEFI... And this option is not present in Asrock UEFI.

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I also tried with ubuntu 12.04 and same problem. Can someone point me in the good direction? – Sulli Mar 21 '13 at 12:48
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In Asrock uefi (F11 when booting), go to "Advanced", then "Storage configuration", and switch the option "SATA IDE Combined Mode" to Disabled.

Don't forget to install a 64 bit version of ubuntu also.

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This worked for me. You should accept the answer! – Paul A Jungwirth Oct 6 '13 at 5:26

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