installing 8.04 on sata drives prob

Paul Gear paul at
Thu Apr 2 05:05:42 BST 2009

James Takac wrote:
> Hi Guys
> I'm having probs installing ubuntu (32 bit) on a friends pc. Have loaned one 
> of mine till I sort this out. Both live and alternate cds pass the integrity 
> check yet both throw up read errors during the install phase. Both HDD and 
> DVD drive are sata and bios shows them both on the same ide interface (#3) 
> with the HDD as master and the DVD as slave. The processor is a 2.4g P4 
> celeron. Do I need to set specific parameters for the sata drives in BIOS 
> maybe? The mobo is an ASUS PSGC-MX if that also helps. I'm not having much 
> luck via google but suspect the prob to be related to both drives being sata 
> and/or settings for the drives. Any ideas I can try?

Check that the BIOS setting is AHCI on the SATA drives.  It sounds like
it's in ATA emulation mode.

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