I am trying to install Ubuntu 11.10 from a USB stick I created using the Universal USB Installer 184.108.40.206. However after the Ubuntu purple loading screen I get a prompt with 2 error messages:
init: lightdm main processs (3366) terminated with status 1 init: plymouth-stop pre-start process (3841) terminated with status 1
Looking in /var/log/Xorg.0.log indicates:
(EE) open /dev/fb0: No such file or directory [..] no screens found
I tried following the instructions on installing the GMA500 EMGD driver from here:
onto the USB stick with a 'casper' filesystem, the installation is successful however when rebooting still no X, looking at the log file again it does not contain the string 'emgd' at all. However lsmod indicates the 'poulsbo' module is loaded.
Does anyone have experience with installing 11.10 (Oneiric) on this specific hardware? Any tips on how to get into the installer?