installing 8.04 on sata drives prob
p3nndrag0n at gmail.com
Fri Apr 3 03:24:38 UTC 2009
On Friday 03 April 2009 05:02:46 Lucio M Nicolosi wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 2, 2009 at 11:13 AM, James Takac <p3nndrag0n at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi Lucio
> > On Thursday 02 April 2009 17:45:19 Lucio M Nicolosi wrote:
> >> On Thu, Apr 2, 2009 at 3:45 AM, Nils Kassube <kassube at gmx.net> wrote:
> >> > James Takac wrote:
> >> >> 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.
> >> >
> >> > I would burn the CD again with the lowest possible speed, that may
> >> > help gainst read errors.
> >> >
> >> >> 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.
> >> >
> >> > That's a bit strange because SATA disks are not connected to IDE
> >> > ports. Are you sure the drives are SATA?
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > Nils
> >> Are all the SATA drives recognized during install?
> >> Do you have "SATA" or "AHCI" options available in BIOS?
> >> Last time I had a similar problem, I found (memtest) that my RAM chips
> >> wouldn't comply with their stated speed. After choosing a more
> >> conservative setting the CD reader performed correctly (but it was an
> >> IDE).
> >> Also, some BIOS require additional boot parameters at the grub boot
> >> screen, such as pci=nomsi, but if it was the case, install would not
> >> be "seeing" your drives.
> >> If everything else is running fine you might be facing a CD reader
> >> problem, since I guess the CDs were not burnt at he same unit.
> >> --
> >> Lucio M Nicolosi, Eng. - Sao Paulo - Brazil
> > The Bios has a rather simple structure to the IDE here for some reason.
> > It gives the option for Compatibility mode or Enhanced. Then below that
> > you can choose S-ata, P-ata, or Sata + Pata. It was in Enhanced with
> > P-ata. I'm currently trying Compatibility mode which defaults to S-ata +
> > P-ata Maybe that's the equiv on this board?
> > James
> Since seemingly you do not have any ATA (Pata) devices I believe you
> should set SATA only mode. Perhaps you could search for information
> about your BIOS options, and the differences between Compatibility and
> Enhanced mode, or try both. I wonder if there's any need for
> Lucio M Nicolosi, Eng. - Sao Paulo - Brazil
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That's my thought as well but life throw surprises at us from time to time so
I tried the option to rule it out. It failed as expected so will go thru all
options one at a time
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