Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

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]

enter image description here

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?

share|improve this question
Try booting from an Lubuntu 12.04 or set different boot parameters see --> – konrad May 13 '13 at 9:36

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


share|improve this answer
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

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.