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    Re: Not Detecting Disks 10.10

    I don't think using a different CD image will help. if the PC does not boot from USB, a different CD image wont change that.

    However, you are very welcome to try (as a learning experience). if is does not boot, you learn. If it does boot the a different CD image, then I learn.

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    Question Re: Not Detecting Disks 10.10

    I don't think using a different CD image will help. if the PC does not boot from USB, a different CD image wont change that.

    However, you are very welcome to try (as a learning experience). if is does not boot, you learn. If it does boot the a different CD image, then I learn.
    Well, I learned from this experience. It was unable to boot from the LiveUSB or LiveCD with the different CD image.

    On another note,

    YUCK!!!! That is an unpleasant surprise!

    This error:
    Quote:
    BusyBox V1.15.3 (Ubuntu 1:1.15.3 - 1 Ubuntu5) built-in shell (ash)
    (initramfs) mount: mounting /dev/loop0 on //filesystem.squashfs failed: Input/output error
    can not mount /dev/loop0 (/cdrom/casper/filesystem.squashfs) on //filesystem.squashfs
    is coming from the CD drive, not the hard drive.

    The quickest way past this is to create a LiveUSB and do the install from that (I just did this myself about 4 hours ago!).
    Since you had given the quickest way to solve this problem, are there are any other options that I have to go about getting around this?

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    Re: Not Detecting Disks 10.10

    If you just can't boot from a cd or usb stick. There is a something called PLoP that some people are using.
    I don't know anything else about it, but of course you can do a web search.
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    Re: Not Detecting Disks 10.10

    OK - the 'not-the-quickest-way'.

    --First---------------------

    Please download the ISO again using a Bit Torrent client, and then burn a new CD (or DVD) from the ISO at the very slowest speed. Repeat the install.

    --If 'First' fails----------

    If the new CD/DVD will still not install, then do this.

    Please boot off the LiveCD/LiveUSB, select 'TRY', and then:

    http://bootinfoscript.sourceforge.net/
    Follow the instruction on the website and post the results here.

    Please press the '#' button when posting and place the the script results between the two 'CODE' tags.

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    p.s. The 'Plop' Dutch70 was referring to is here: http://www.plop.at/ It allows booting off a CD, and then jumping to a USB. However, lets make sure the ISO is clean, first.
    Last edited by Hedgehog1; April 13th, 2011 at 03:14 AM. Reason: Added p.s.
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    Question Re: Not Detecting Disks 10.10

    I was able to get to the desktop via "Try Ubuntu Before the Installation" with the newly created LiveCD that you had requested me to make. I ran into a problem with the screen getting a bit "funky" on me by, and solved it by using the kernel nomodeset before proceeding to "Try Ubuntu Before the Installation".

    At this point I went back to your initial posting about opening GParted Partition Editor, and continue with that path. Another surprise occurred once opening GParted Partition Editor. My hdd isn't being detected. Next, I downloaded Boot Info Script, and got this as the result:

    Code:
      Boot Info Script 0.55    dated February 15th, 2010                    
    
    ============================= Boot Info Summary: ==============================
    
    
    =========================== Drive/Partition Info: =============================
    
    no valid partition table found
    blkid -c /dev/null: ____________________________________________________________
    
    Device           UUID                                   TYPE       LABEL                         
    
    /dev/loop0                                              squashfs                                 
    error: block: No such file or directory
    error: devices: No such file or directory
    error: /dev/mapper/no: No such file or directory
    error: found: No such file or directory
    
    ============================ "mount | grep ^/dev  output: ===========================
    
    Device           Mount_Point              Type       Options
    
    aufs             /                        aufs       (rw)
    /dev/sr0         /cdrom                   iso9660    (ro,noatime)
    /dev/loop0       /rofs                    squashfs   (ro,noatime)
    
    =======Devices which don't seem to have a corresponding hard drive==============
    
    no block devices found
    I don't know if this helps. I also double checked to see if everything is plugged in correctly, and it is. The BIOS confirms that it recognises the hdd. So far, there has been progress, and I appreciate your help thus far. I'm sure its something simple that I am overlooking.

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    Re: Not Detecting Disks 10.10

    I want to be sure I understand.

    You are seeing the 'no devices detected' situation:



    And not the 'unallocated' situation:




    Sorry to drag this out - but I don't want to lead you astray...


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    Re: Not Detecting Disks 10.10

    Yes, I am not seeing the 'no devices detected' situation. The first of the two options you had presented to me. Sorry, I should have been more descriptive. No worries about dragging it out. I agree to better communication even if it takes the longer path, otherwise shortcuts could lead to more dead ends.

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    Re: Not Detecting Disks 10.10

    OK - that picture was from a system whose drive was failing. Between the beginning of the thread and the 15th post, it stopped showing up in BIOS, too.

    However, sometimes the issue is BIOS setup for the drive. There are a number of behavior options (depending on your BIOS complexity). Please write down the current settings before changing them for the drive, and then give the other options a try.

    Also, moving the drive cable to a different SATA plug can solve this. If your Mother Board supports RAID on some SATA ports, plug this drive into a non-RAID SATA port.

    If it is an IDE/PATA drive, make sure it is set to 'master' and not 'slave'.

    It can take a bit of fooling to find the right combination. Hopefully the drive itself is fine.


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    Question Re: Not Detecting Disks Ubuntu 12.04

    1 year and 5 months later Due to priorities and other responsibilities, I have been unable to continue the solving of this dilemma until now. Instead of installing Ubuntu 10.10, I am attempting 12.04. Unfortunately, the same problem still occurs.

    I wrote down the current settings before changing them for the drive, and gave the other options a try. To no avail, I was unable to complete this task due to my inability of knowing where to start nor understand most of the options and their effects once changed.

    Also, I changed the drive cable to a different SATA plug and confirmed that the drive is set to 'master'.

    As for the BIOS settings, I wrote down every one, and its options. I have it listed below to hopefully reveal a simple solution to resolve this.

    Note: Black represents specs, Red are the current settings, and Blue are the other options.



    Code:
    CMOS Setup Utility - Copyright (c) 1984-2001 Award Software
    
    
    
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      -101/101/33MHz
      -102/102/34MHz
      -103/103/34MHz
      -105/105/35MHz
      -107/107/35MHz
      -110/110/36MHz
      -133/133/33MHz
      -136/136/34MHz
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      -140/140/35MHz
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      -146/146/37MHz
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      -Floppy
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      -CDROM
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      -ZIP100
      -LAN
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      -HDD-0
      -HDD-1
      -HDD-2
      -HDD-3
      -ZIP100
      -LAN
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      -ZIP100
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     -POWER ON Function
      -BUTTON ONLY
     -Password
      -Hot KEY
      -Mouse Left
      -Mouse Right
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       -Press Enter
      -IDE Primary Master - WDCWD800AAJB-00J3A0
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       -None
       -Manual
      -Access Mode
       -Auto
       -CHS
       -LBA
       -Large
    
         Capacity      80GB
         Cylinder      38309
         Head          16
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     -IDE Primary Slave - None
      -IDE HDD Auto Detection
       -Press Enter
      -IDE Primary Slave
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       -None
       -Manual
      -Access Mode
       -Auto 
       -CHS
       -LBA
       -Large
    
         Capacity      0 MB
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         Head          0
         Precomp       0
         Landing Zone  0
         Sector        0
    
     -IDE Secondary Master - ATAPI 52x CDROM
      -IDE HDD Auto-Detection
       -Press Enter
      -IDE Secondary Master
       -Auto
       -None
       -Manual
      -Access Mode
       -Auto
       -CHS
       -LBA
       -Large
    
         Capacity      0 MB
         Cylinder      0
         Head          0
         Precomp       0
         Landing Zone  0
         Sector        0
    
     -IDE Secondary Slave - None
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       -None
       -Manual
      -Access Mode
       -Auto
       -CHS
       -LBA
       -Large
    
         Capacity      0 MB
         Cylinder      0
         Head          0
         Precomp       0
         Landing Zone  0
         Sector        0
    
     -Drive A
      -1.44M, 3.5  in.
      -None
      -360K, 5.25 in.
      -1.2M, 5.25 in.
      -720K, 3.5 in
      -2.88M, 3.5 in.
     -Drive B
      -None
      -360K, 5.25 in.
      -1.2M, 5.25 in.
      -720K, 3.5 in
      -1.44M, 3.5 in.
      -2.88M, 3.5 in.
     -Floppy 3 Mode Support
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      -Drive B
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     -Video
      -EGA/VGA
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      -CGA 80
      -MONO
     -Halt On
      -All Errors
      -No Errors
      -All, But Keyboard
      -All, But Diskette
      -All, But Disk/Key
    
        Base Memory      640K
        Extended Memory  1047552K
        Total Memory     1048576K
    
    -Advanced BIOS Features
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      -Enabled
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      -Enabled
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      -Enabled
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      -Low
     -Gate A20 Option
      -Fast
      -Normal
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      -Enabled
    
    x Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec)  6
    x Typematic Delay (MSec)      250
    
     -Security Option
      -Setup
      -System
     -OS Select For DRAM > 64MB
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      -OS2
     -Report No FDD For WIN95
      -No
      -Yes
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     -EPA LOGO SELECT
      -LOGO-0
      -LOGO-1
     -Small Logo (EPA) Show
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     -Advanced Chipset Feature
      -DRAM CAS Select
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      -Auto (By SPD)
      -2
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      -Auto (By SPD)
      -Failsafe
      -Slow
      -Fast
      -Ultra
      -Ultra 2
     -At Bus Clock
      -CLK2/4
      -7.16 MHz
      -CLK2/2
      -CLK2/3
      -CLK2/5
      -CLK2/6
     -System BIOS Cacheable
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      -Enabled
     -AGP Aperture Size
      -128MB
      -32MB
      -64MB
      -256MB
     -AGP Delay Offset
      -Auto
      -1
      -2
      -3
      -4
      -5
      -6
      -7
      - -1
      - -2
      - -3
      - -4
      - -5 
      - -6
      - -7
     -AGP Driving Strength
      -Auto
      -Low
      -Mid
      -High
     -I/O Recovery Period
      -1us
      -2us
      -3us
     -ALI On-Chip GamePort
      -Enabled
      -Disabled
     -Passive Release
      -Disabled
      -Enabled
    -Integrated Peripherals
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       -Auto
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       -Mode 2
       -Mode 3
       -Mode 4
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       -Auto 
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       -Mode 1
       -Mode 2
       -Mode 3
       -Mode 4
      -Master Ultra DMA
       -Auto 
       -Disabled
      -Slave Ultra DMA
       -Auto
       -Disabled
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       -Enabled
       -Disabled
      -Master PIO
       -Auto
       -Mode 0
       -Mode 1
       -Mode 2
       -Mode 3
       -Mode 4
      -Slave PIO
       -Auto
       -Mode 0
       -Mode 1
       -Mode 2
       -Mode 3
       -Mode 4
      -Master Ultra DMA
       -Auto 
       -Disabled
      -Slave Ultra DMA
       -Auto
       -Disabled
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       -Enabled
       -Disabled
      -USB Keyboard Support
       -Disabled
       -Enabled
     -Init Display First
      -AGP
      -PCI Slot
     -IDE HDD Block Mode
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      -3F8/IRQ4
      -Disabled
      -2F8/IRQ3
      -3E8/IRQ4
      -2E8/IRQ3
     -Onboard Serial Port 2
      -2F8/IRQ3
      -Disabled
      -3F8/IRQ4
      -3E8/IRQ4
      -2E8/IRQ3
     -Onboard Serial Port 3
      -Disabled
      -2F8/IRQ3
      -3F8/IRQ4
      -3E8/IRQ4
      -2E8/IRQ3
      -3E8/IRQ10
      -2E8/IRQ11
    
    x UART Mode Select      IrDA
    x RxD, TxD Active       Hi, Lo
    x IR Duplex Mode        Half
    x Fast IR Mode Use DMA  1
    
     -Onboard Parallel Port
      -378/IRQ7
      -Disabled
      -278/IRQ5
      -3BC/IRQ7
     -Parallel Port Mode
      -SPP
      -EPP1.9
      -ECP
      -ECP+EPP1.9
      -EPP1.7
      -ECP+EPP1.7
    
    x ECP Mode Use DMA
    
    -Power Management Setup
     -ACPI Suspend Type
      -S1 (POS)
      -S3 (STR)
     -Power Management
      -User Define
      -Min Saving
      -Max Saving
     -PM Control by APM
      -No
      -Yes
     -MODEM Use IRQ
      -3
      -NA
      -4
      -5
      -7
      -9
      -10
      -11
     -Video Off In Suspend
      -Yes
      -No
     -Video Off Method
      -DPMS
      -Blank Screen
      -V/H SYNC+Blank
    
    PM Timers
    
     -HDD Power Down
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      -1 min
      -2 min
      -3 min
      -4 min
      -5 min
      -6 min
      -7 min
      -8 min
      -9 min
      -10 min
      -11 min
      -12 min
      -13 min
      -14 min
      -15 min
     -Suspend Mode
      -Disabled
      -1 min
      -2 min
      -4 min
      -8 min 
      -12 min
      -20 min
      -30 min
      -40 min
      -1 Hour
    
    ***Power On/WakeUp Functions***
    
     -Soft-Off by PWR-BTTN
      -Instant-Off
      -Delay 4 sec.
     -WakeUp\PowerOn by PCI Card
      -Disabled
      -Enabled
     -WakeUp\PowerOn by Ring
      -Disabled
      -Enabled
     -Resume by Alarm
      -Disabled
      -Enabled
    
    ***Suspend Break Events***
    
     -IRQ[1] (Keyboard)
      -Enabled
      -Disabled
     -IRQ[3]
      -Disabled
      -Enabled
     -IRQ[4]
      -Disabled
      -Enabled
     -IRQ[5]
      -Disabled
      -Enabled
     -IRQ[6] (Floppy Disk)
      -Enabled
      -Disabled
     -IRQ[7]
      -Disabled
      -Enabled
     -IRQ[8] (RTC)
      -Disable
      -Enabled
     -IRQ[9]
      -Disabled
      -Enabled
     -IRQ[10]
      -Disabled
      -Enabled
     -IRQ[11]
      -Disabled
      -Enabled
     -IRQ[12] (PS2 Mouse)
      -Enabled
      -Disabled
     -IRQ[14] (Primary IDE)
      -Enabled
      -Disabled
     -IRQ[15] (Secondary IDE)
      -Disabled 
      -Enabled
    -PnP/PCI Configurations
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      -Yes
     -Reset Configuration Data
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      -Enabled
     -Resources Controlled By
      -Auto (ESCD)
      -Manual
     -PCI/VGA Palette Snoop
      -Disabled
      -Enabled
     -Assign IRQ For VGA
      -Enabled
      -Disabled
     -Assign IRQ For USB
      -Enabled
      -Disabled
     -PCI IRQ Activated By
      -Level
      -Edge
    -PC Health Status
     -CPU Warning Temperature
      -Disabled
      -50C/122F
      -53C/127F
      -56C/133F
      -60C/140F
      -63C/145F
      -66C/151F
      -70C/158F
    
    Current SYS Temperature  40C/104F
    Current CPU Temperature  42C/107F
    Current CPUFAN Speed     ~5000 RPM
    Current CHAFAN Speed     0 RPM
    
    VCore                    1.71V
    +3.3V                    3.39V
    +5V                      4.99V
    +12V                     12.33V
    
     -Shutdown Temperature
      -75C/167F
      -60C/140F
      -65C/149F
      -70C/158F

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