Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy LTS) on HP EliteBook 8530w

Trying to boot the laptop with my 8.04 live CD, it hangs with a message "BUG: soft lockup - CPU#0 stuck for 11s". Hit F6 at the ubuntu boot screen and edit the boot params: remove "splash" and "quiet", and add "acpi=off".

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