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I bought a new laptop and wanted to install ubuntu 11.10 64bit on it, but it always ends in a timeout.

Memory test was okay. But it won't install or boot the graphical interface. The USB Stick is brand new.

No it has no connection to the internet.

Intel Core i3 nvidia Geforce GT520M 4gb DDR3 Ram 320 gb

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Could you clarify what you mean by "ends in a timeout"? is this a specific message you see on the screen? –  roadmr Dec 16 '11 at 20:11
    
We need more information to help you. what is the brand of the laptop, what are the steps you are taking to install ubuntu, did you try to run it without installing first? there is any message being displayed. Did u check the number os partitions taken by the installed OS, some of the new Laptops come with 4 partitions what is the max aloud by the bios, and wont let you install except if you change this. –  Lipe Dec 16 '11 at 20:56
    
Acer Aspire 5742G-374G32Mnrr I boot from usb and try to install ubuntu. It doesn't matter if I try to install or boot it without installation it won't move and ends in a timeout. The only message is timeout and timeout and timeout with various numbers. Partition by the installed OS? Don't know. Four partition? Why? –  Daniel Dec 16 '11 at 22:32
    
It has only one partition. At least I can't see anything else. –  Daniel Dec 16 '11 at 22:38
    
timeout: killing '/sbin/modprobe -bv pci:v000010DEd00001244sv00003842sd00001556bc03sc00i00' [300] sometimes its [321] or anyone else. –  Daniel Dec 16 '11 at 22:59
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I had the same problem. In instllation disk menu press F6 for "other options" and disable acpi by selecting acpi=off (also you can select "noapic" "nolapic", but i think its not necessary), fnd try to boot ubuntu. If there is no more errors you can install ubuntu. Also after installation I had problem with wifi - it was disabled by hardware and there is no way to turn it on. So i replace "acpi=off" with "pci=noacpi" in my /boot/grub/grub.cfg (it should be added to the end of the line which contains "quiet splash" without qoutes)

PS. after installing system you should boot with one of this optionsб or system will not boot. you can add them directly from grub menu.

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Just for reference, this issue is resolved in the recently released 12.04 beta. Aspire 5750g I've got had this same problem and just installed the new release without any issues.

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Much better news: The 12.04 beta 64 bit distro installed fine on the Acer Aspire 5742G. The non recovery mode runs in native resolution but screen backlight remains at maximum. Designated Fn + control keys invoke bargraph but with no actual results for display brightness. Power management appears to function quickly dimming the screen before turning off the display.

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Is that right, that you try to install Ubuntu with a USB Stick? What says the installation with a CD/DVD???

--> try an installation with a 32bit version only to see if it hangs or not

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CD/DVD doesn't work either. –  Daniel Dec 16 '11 at 21:05
    
32 bit hangs too. –  Daniel Dec 17 '11 at 1:10
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this can be useful

http://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootOptions

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While this link may answer the question, it is better to include the essential parts of the answer here and provide the link for reference. Link-only answers can become invalid if the linked page changes. –  hexafraction Aug 17 '12 at 15:44
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