March 29th, 2009, 03:10 PM
I have been looking for a solution for 2 days so I decided I would just post. I tried to install ubuntu 7.04 and the live cd wouldn't boot, I got some weird job control tty message and was left at a command prompt. So I tried a brand new HDD, but that didn't work either. So I tried the latest version of ubuntu and I chose install at the main menu and when it get's to prepare partitions the screen is just blank. It doesn't list any thing. When I'm on ubuntu live cd fdisk -l wont return any thing not even error, but on other live cd's it says can not read hard drive. Qtparted says error partitions cant be out side of disk. When I When I boot windows and use partition magic, I can see all partitions on the drive. I think it might be a hardware problem? System board is gigabyte GA-MA69GM-S2H, HDD is raptor 160gig.