To be honest, at last, the hint of typing 'nosmp' as boot option DID indeed improve
the boot process, which means there were 2 reasons for the regular boot failures:
1) The useless external cd-dvd command set (which I disconnected to obtain at
least one successful boot out of two ...)
2) Single core CPU ('nosmp'), which seemed to solve entirely the problem.
Now, to be completely honest, I did install at last system 2010.1, and sorry people,
but lots of problems:
- reducing an application results in a quitting
- horribly very big clock figures at the right of the panel
- strange behavior of applications
- changing of background desktop image without asking for it
- lettertypes generally too big (my guess is the system was designed for the more
recent wide screen displays and the whole lot of small laptops)
- no access to the main hard disk files and informations as to capacity and used space
- all kinds of discomfortable behavior; by the way I largely prefer the behavior and
display of system 2009 !
Probably the 2010 system will ultimately evolve into something excellent, but for
the time being I reinstalled system 2009.
Many thanks to all those who tried to help,
Is TravelMate 430 a single core CPU system?
F6 > Kernel Option > Safe Setting
then type 'nosmp" as a boot option.
I suppose 2010.1 has a problem with single core CPU.
It was the only way I could run it on system with Celeron (945GM chipset, 1GB RAM).