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I love Unix! Generally, I'm a jack of all trades, but master of none. I love computers, and have been using Linux since 1995. My distro of choice is Ubuntu. I work for SpiderOak, an awesome online backup service.

I have tons of other interests as well, including amateur radio, electronics, and anything else computer related. I love music, and was a slightly decent musician a long time ago. I have done some light programming in the past, and can still read code, but not really write anything except the most basic things.


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answered Open with “gedit”
Oct
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comment Unable to install ubuntu desktop
If after all of this the problem persists, I think it's a motherboard issue. If your machine is new enough and still under warranty, you should contact them. I doubt a warranty replacement would solve the problem, but it's worth a try. Otherwise, if it still fails with a new machine, I would demand that they give you credit to exchange for a different model. This is a very rare condition, so don't get discouraged! Ubuntu is great.
Oct
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comment Unable to install ubuntu desktop
I also found a few others with server hardware giving them problems. They recommend disabling C-States in the BIOS, which may be called something else, but is related to power-saving modes of the CPU itself. You can read more about this and other possible kernel boot options at bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=548198
Oct
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comment Unable to install ubuntu desktop
There is a detailed explanation, as well as description of the options I listed above and a few others at ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1613132
Oct
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answered Unable to install ubuntu desktop