installing 8.04 on sata drives prob

James Takac p3nndrag0n at
Thu Apr 2 15:09:05 BST 2009

Hi Paul

On Thursday 02 April 2009 14:05:42 Paul Gear wrote:
> 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.
> Paul

The Bios seems to have a Compatibility mode  and an Enhanced mode re the ide 
ports which below that can be set to S-ata, P-ata, or S-ata + P-ata. Setting 
to compatibility mode sets the 3rd by default which I'm trying now. I swore I 
saw settings earlier re the DMA's and such but that may have been another pc 
I worked on the other day


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