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  1. #1
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    Installer doesn't detect sata drive

    I've just downloaded a fresh copy of the Mythbuntu 8.04 and I ran into problems installing it. It seems that the installer doesn't detect my sata drive.

    First it displays two times this error:

    [Some big number] Buffer I/O error on drive fd0, logical block 0.

    Then it continues with the installation and when I get to the partition step there is no hdd available.

    Hardware:
    motherboard: Gigabyte GF8200 GA-M78SM-S2H
    hdd: Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 3.5IN 500GB SATA2 8.5MS 7200RPM 32MB

    Any ideas on how can I get it working? Are there any known issues with this hardware?

    Thanks,
    Dragos

  2. #2
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    Re: Installer doesn't detect sata drive

    Change your bios to AHCI for the sata controller.

    Then on the install screen press F6 and add the following.

    pci=nomsi

    The bug can be referred to in detail
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...ux/+bug/199573

  3. #3
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    Re: Installer doesn't detect sata drive

    Thanks jbman, it did the trick.
    Dragos

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    Re: Installer doesn't detect sata drive

    I was pointed to this thread, and it cured my woes. Thank you very much jbman.

    Regards,
    fewjr

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    Re: Installer doesn't detect sata drive

    Same here. The following worked for me. Thanks to jbman

    STEPS


    1. Go into your BIOS. Find the setting for the SATA controller. Change it from IDE to AHCI.
    2. Boot with Ubuntu intallation CD.
    3. Don't change anything into the Ubuntu install screen. Leave it to default normal.


    Read more about this issue at https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...ux/+bug/199573
    Last edited by Francewhoa; March 12th, 2010 at 01:19 AM.

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