Fresh 9.04 install - no "Ubuntu" splash
markir at paradise.net.nz
Tue Jun 2 23:38:17 UTC 2009
Until now I've gotten to 9.04 via dist-upgrade from 8.10 - without problems.
Yesterday I did my first fresh install of 9.04. In addition, the
hardware was one of those that needs a bit of TCL to get to work:
- Asus A8V-X
- WD SE2 320G 7200RPM SATA2
This needed "pci=nomsi" added to the grub boot line to see the disk at
all (well known issue with hybrid PCI/PCIe boards). In addition the WD
disk needed to be jumpered to SATA150 to prevent random stalls and
timeouts (and disk corruption) occurring. Those of you reading between
the lines will realize that I got to do at least 2 installs .
So, after sorting the above issues, a functioning system was arrived at
- with one glitch: no "Ubuntu" splash image whilst booting. I've done
1/ md5sum of the .iso (ok)
2/ run "update-grub" - and while it states "Searching for splash image
... none found"... my upgraded from 8.10 systems say the same thing (and
they do show the image).
 Actually did 3 - thought I'd be clever and try ext4 on everything
except /boot... got immediate root filesystem corruption on restart.
However I'm not sure if this really was ext4's problem, as the disk was
still jumpered to SATA300 at that stage...
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