Ubuntu 11.10 hangs on booting into the live CD

Asked by Magnetizer

Dear people,

I have downloaded the brand new Ubuntu 11.10 live CD 32 bits and to see if the Unity interface would suit me.

So I started it up as a live CD on 2 different systems:

1) EeePC 1000
2) 64bits AMD Desktop

In both cases the live CD will not boot but hangs on the splash screen showing the little dots changing color over and over again.

Pressing 'Esc' shows the following error messages:

udev[95]: timeout '/sbin/blkid -o -udev -p /dev/loop0'
udec[95]: timeout killing '/sbin/blkid -o -udev -p /dev/loop0' [422]
udev[95]: '/sbin/blkid -o -udev -p /dev/loop0' [422] terminated by signal 9 (Killed)
chroot: can't execute 'mtemp': Input/output error
chroot: can't execute 'debconf-communicate': Input/output error

From that point on, nothing will happen, no matter how long you wait. Perhaps someone has a clue what is wrong?


PS: It's not very easy to file a bug in launchpad when the reporting procedure assumes that you have already booted up the system while you are just not able to. Therefore I send this bug as a question instead of bug. Please put it in the right place if you like. Perhaps it is just that I did not have enough patience to read all the stuff I got after I clicked to "report a bug".

Take care and hopefully the problem can be solved easily.

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

Did you MD5 test the ISO you downloaded?
Did you burn the CD as SLOWLY as you could?

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Magnetizer (magnetizer) said :

Hello actionparsnip,

Thanks for your help. I checked the MD5 before which was ok, but I think the slow burning did the trick. Wow, who would have thought that. I have burnt a lot of CD's / DVD's on maximum speed without a problem, many of them Linux distro's and I did never encounter any issues. So for me the slow burning was something I had to do 5 years ago. I did not think that it still would be of any importance. Never mind, you can learn something everyday...;-)

Thanks again, I think my question is solved.

Kind regards,


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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

Burning slowly is great for bootable CDs. It makes a darker image on the disk. Burning fast only saves about 60 seconds of time.