Trying to Load Ubuntu 11.04 onto HP Laptop. Failed at reboot

Peter Fitzpatrick Peter at
Mon Aug 29 11:12:42 UTC 2011

HI Guys

Thought I would clarify a few things:

Started the Ubuntu experience with a clean 320GB new HDD (removed the
existing working 320GB HDD c/w XP as base machine and 4 x XP VM's) New Drive
is same manufacturer WD as previous.

No matter what I have done the system has failed in the boot process.

HDD is SATA but Ubuntu (when installing and asking about partitions) lists
with a SCSI header. 

Native SATA Mode was turned off. Thought I had turned it on yesterday but it
was off again today. Am currently reinstalling Ubuntu with the auto install.
Will advise when done.

Also will try some of the other hints and advise progress.


-----Original Message-----
From: ubuntu-users-bounces at
[mailto:ubuntu-users-bounces at] On Behalf Of Goh Lip
Sent: Monday, 29 August 2011 1:33 PM
To: ubuntu-users at
Subject: Re: Trying to Load Ubuntu 11.04 onto HP Laptop. Failed at reboot

On 29/08/11 09:19, Ioannis Vranos wrote:
>> I suspect that, too. Didn't the OP mention some disk swapping around
>> >  from perfectly good running machines? I bet a slave got traded for a
>> >  master drive slot.<eyebrow waggles>  Ric
> Isn't his hard disk a SATA one?
Good point too, Ioannis. He did say his disk is SATA but computer list 
it as IDE.

Regards - Goh Lip

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