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    Default USB won't boot

    Hi!. First of all I'd like to say I'm not a noob in linux, but this is the only place I could post.

    I just downloaded and unzipped the USB ISO in my 4GB drive. I'm using an HP DV67363nr laptop with AMD Turion64 X2 and nVidia 7150M /630M graphics card. I've tried all the boot modes and none of them works to the end, so I tried the safe mode and this is the only way I can get a clue of what's going on. The first problem that came up is very funny: after hitting enter when giving boot options, after detecting PCI bridges, the last message is:
    NET: Registered protocol family 2

    and the computer freezes, but it continues when I press the power button. So, the loading up continues, both in graph and safe modes. In graphics mode, and this is a guess, when it runs startx, the screen goes black, then shows the console again with added text, then goes black again, there's HD and USB reading for like 3 seconds more, and then nothing. Computer freezes in a black screen with a cursor on left top, though I can see the caps lock and scroll LEDs switching on and off if I press the keys.

    So, in safe-mode, everything starts to load up, the last messages that I get are:
    linux live end, starting the linux distribution
    usage: init 0123456SsQqAaBbCcUu

    the caps lock light starts blinking, and computer freezes. There's nothing I can do past here. I have to keep the power button pressed to force shut down.

    Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!!!

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    Be sensitive in choosing where you ask your question. You are likely to be ignored, or written off as a loser, if you:

    * post your question to a forum where it's off topic
    * post a very elementary question to a forum where advanced technical questions are expected, or vice-versa
    * cross-post to too many different newsgroups
    * post a personal e-mail to somebody who is neither an acquaintance of yours nor personally responsible for solving your problem

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    I can boot now. With VESA KDE, ramdisk_size=8888 and even dbt, BT finally boots OK. No fancy 3D fx but auditing works on my atheros (which I had problems with on 4 other distros.)

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    I'm wondering the same thing I have a 7150m and added the nvidia.lzm module to the usb drive that I made and have had no luck. Can't install the new drivers. And after doing nvidia-xconfig xorg.conf says something about ati devise in the drivers section....

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