Comment 77 for bug 106864

Ronc55 (ronc55) wrote :

This bug also occurs with Linux Mint 2.20. Ihave an old IBM Thinkpad R30. I tried to install Linux Mint after many tries with all versions of Fiesty Fawn and then bailed out to Linux Mint. Received the same error message but I had removed the quiet splash and their installer suggested using "irqpoll". I put that at the end of the command line (f6) entry after removing the "quiet splash" and it installed. Went back to Ubuntu and did the same thing - added "irqpoll:" and it installed as well. I then went ahead with the full desktop installation. I once again received the standard tty error at reboot. I started in rescue mode and modified the /boot/grub/menu.lst to simply add irqpoll at the end of the command line and I have a running system. When I added the new kernal 2.6.20.16 from 2.6.20.15 I again had to modify the command line, but it continues to work. Hope this helps.