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I am trying to install Ubuntu (and Lubuntu) 13.04 on a HP mini 2133, and when I boot from the usb disk I get the folloring messages:

udevd[99]: timeout: killing '/sbin/modprobe -bv pci:v00001106d00005372sv000103Csd00003030bc01sc01i8f' [224]

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the number in the square brackets vary every time I try to boot from the live USB installer. After a lot of those lines and some other messages in the end, the loading screen shows (the screen with four dots blinking), but it stays for a long time, and then the screen just turns black. Any idea what this can be caused by?

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Try booting from an Lubuntu 12.04 or set different boot parameters see --> help.ubuntu.com/community/BootOptions –  konrad May 13 '13 at 9:36

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I don't know what that code means, but if you try installing the 64 bit version of 13.04 on a processor that has 32 bit architecture it won't work. Your VIA C7-M 1.6 GHz Ultra Low Voltage processor is single core and I can't seem to locate any specs that say it has a 64 bit instruction set, so it might be only a 32 bit processor, every reference I found said it was manufactured around April of 2005, I have older computers than that which support 64 bit, but they're not low voltage technology and yours seems to have come standard with XP or Vista with a non-specific Linux option. I don't recall if xp and vista were available in both 32 and 64 bit version as the last version of windows I used was xp.

I would suggest trying to install with the 32 bit 13.04 if you're not already... I hope it helps

Philip

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Hej Philip, Thanks for your answer. The installation I tried was i386 as I found that the VIA processor uses the x86 instruction set. So I doubt that this is the cause of the problem. What it is, I don't know. –  troels May 13 '13 at 21:27

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