New System - Hanging on Install

Tod Merley todbot88 at
Wed Sep 6 16:26:58 UTC 2006

On 9/6/06, Gregory Piñero <gregpinero at> wrote:
> On 9/6/06, Tod Merley <todbot88 at> wrote:
> > Hi Gregory Piñero!
> >
> > I believe you will find that your SATA drive and/or the chipset which
> > specifically talks with the drive is the bottleneck here.
> Thanks Todbot!  I believe I've narrowed the problem down to this
> issue:
> Now the question is how do we get the attention of the developers to fix this?
> -Greg
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Hi again Gregory Piñero!

Your link (an Ubuntu community wiki) appears to indicate the
developers understand and are in the process of removing this problem
with priority.

Ok, IDE (CD ROM - HDD) and SATA (HDD) do not work what is left.  Can
you boot from Flash?  Puppy Linux has an installer utility which makes
bootable pen drives super easy!  This would probably make a cheap
"proof of concept" (Puppy would fit on a 128MB drive).  Then to
consider a temporary external USB drive.  Actually, I really wish I
could afford one right now - slick device (Last time I checked $60.00
for 200GB on special - same day my daughter convinced me she needed a
camcorder "you could use too Dad")..

Once you have it installed you can "record" the log files, look at the
output of many hardware related utilities, and pipe all the info to
your bug report perhaps helping the developers understand exactly what
they need to look at to make the chipset work.

The dual core and related new chipsets are kind of "bleeding edge"
right now.  It is also probably the place you will find our Linux
developers sweating out the day.

May your wait for a fix to this be short!


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