Install problems Ubuntu 8.10

Nicole O'Hara nohara at
Wed Dec 17 20:09:08 UTC 2008

Package: installation-reports


Boot method: CD

Image version:

Date: 12/16/08 8:30pm pacific time


Machine: Custom built MSI K9A2 Platinum AM2+/AM2 AMD 790FX ATX AMD
Motherboard running vista 64 bit trying to do a dual boot

Processor: AMD Phenom 9950 2.6GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Black
Edition Processor

Memory: OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2
8500) Dual Channel 8gb

Partitions: 80gb partition


Output of lspci -nn and lspci -vnn:


Base System Installation Checklist:

[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it


Initial boot:           [E]

Detect network card:    [ ]

Configure network:      [ ]

Detect CD:              [ ]

Load installer modules: [ ]

Detect hard drives:     [ ]

Partition hard drives:  [ ]

Install base system:    [ ]

Clock/timezone setup:   [ ]

User/password setup:    [ ]

Install tasks:          [ ]

Install boot loader:    [ ]

Overall install:        [ ]


Comments/Problems:initial boot off the cd gave me this error... bios
does not support such OS




Thank you,

Nikki O'Hara

Help Desk Technician

Biagi Bros., Inc.


nohara at <mailto:nohara at> 



From: Nicole O'Hara 
Sent: Wednesday, December 17, 2008 11:57 AM
To: ubuntu-users at
Subject: Install problems Ubuntu 8.10


I'm trying to boot from a cd to install ubuntu 8.10 but when I do I get
an error that says bios does not support such OS I am using a MSI K9A2
Platinum AM2+/AM2 AMD 790FX ATX AMD motherboard. Is it not supported?
What can I do to install?


Thank you,

Nikki O'Hara


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