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snthelion
July 13th, 2008, 04:24 PM
Hi all
I am very new toe Ubuntu, have successfully installed ubuntu on 2 of my older machines

Dell poweredge rack server - 7-8 years old, works great
Dell Dimension tower desktop - 3-4 years old, celeron, 1gb ram
Both have PS/2 mouse and keyboard, and IDE drives.

I had no issues with both installations, then I wanted to put ubunty on my 3rd machine Dell Optiplex 320, Pentium 4, 2 GB RAM, NO PS/2 ports just have USB mouse and keyboard, and has SATA disk drives.

When i pop in the Ubuntu install cd (Desktop, both alternate and normal versions) it lets me select the language and after that it just hangs on blank screen.

I looked thru many forum posts, removed the "quite" option (using F6) and added "pci=nomsi all_generic_ide" and some other "noacpi nolapic nodma all_generic_ide" and a combination of these.

No matter what I do, I can't get beyond
pnp: no ps/2 controller found

And it just hangs after that.

I see that many folks have similar issues, but have not found a good response with a solution yet.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

VMC
July 13th, 2008, 04:35 PM
I had no issues with both installations, then I wanted to put ubunty on my 3rd machine Dell Optiplex 320, Pentium 4, 2 GB RAM, NO PS/2 ports just have USB mouse and keyboard, and has SATA disk drives.
Are all your drives SATA, including the dvd rom drive?

I have seen reports of trouble using dvd rom sata drives.

I have a Opliplex GX-270, with no problems. I do have IDE dvd rom drive though.

snthelion
July 13th, 2008, 08:53 PM
The DVD drive is IDE, the harddrives are SATA.
As I said have successfully insatlled ubuntu on IDE and the issue is my optiplex 320 with SATA disks.