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Booting from Live CD Ubuntu 13.10 64bits, I can't get the installation page. Just a black page with a system prompt:

"numbers" BUG: Soft lockup - CPU#1 Stuck for 22s.

This repeats in a very short time. The only thing I can do is force a shut down. I tried USB installation with the same result.

This is all what it does: Start pc (laptop) with Live CD or USB, them, after BIOS screen, a black screen with two options:

0. NO Emulation System type 00 
1. NO Emulation System type 00.

Notice both are the same except for the first number.

If you select number 1, the same options appear again but nothing happens.

If you select number 0, the cd starts to move and a new purple screen appears for a few seconds, then gives way to a new black screen with a blinking prompt, the cd stops and after about 20 seconds the following appears: [ 32.080003] BUG: Soft Lockup CPU#0 stuck for 22s [systemd -udevd:114]. Every 20 secs, it's repeat but first number is [ 60.080003], then [ 92.080003]..

Hardware: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P8600 @ 2.40GHz [Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 6], NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS (256MB) driver: 327.02

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First guess would be to search for the error message including the number. –  LiveWireBT Oct 29 '13 at 8:41
    
Thanks. This is all what it does: Start pc (laptop) with Live CD or USB, them, after BIOS sreen, a black screen with two options: 0. NO Emulation System type 00 and 1. NO Emulation System type 00. Notice both are the same except for the first numer. If you select mumber 1, the same options appear again but nothing happens. (cont.) –  user208790 Oct 30 '13 at 17:09
    
If you select number 0, the cd starts to move and a new purple screen appears for a few seconds, then gives way to a new black screen with a blinking prompt, the cd stops and after about 20 seconds the following appears: [ 32.080003] BUG: Soft Lockup CPU#0 stuck for 22s [systemd -udevd:114]. Every 20 secs, it's repeat but first number is [ 60.080003], then [ 92.080003]... –  user208790 Oct 30 '13 at 17:25
    
I'm so sorry, it was not cynical, I gave in error sending response and had not finished writing –  user208790 Oct 30 '13 at 17:26
    
Sorry that didn't came to my mind. –  LiveWireBT Oct 31 '13 at 0:42
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you may try the old version, I've got the same problem on my laptop, and we have the same cpu.... I installed the 10.04 version, and it can work! So there may be something bug with old machine and new linux kernel.

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10.04 is End of Life, lazybird. There is no longer any support for 10.04 Desktop. To that end, you should not recommend 10.04 Desktop anymore, especially since the current LTS is 12.04. –  Thomas W. Jan 10 at 18:34
    
12.04.03 is the current Long Term Support version, and it may work where 13.10 does not. –  K7AAY Jan 10 at 18:53
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