Re: Softreset failed (device not ready)
I have a similar problem and have not been able to get either Intrepid (formal release) or Hardy to install on a new ubuntu system (third machine I'm putting it on) Asus M3A78 with AMD64 4850e, see sig line. I've burned up a good day with this. It appears there may be a hardware compatibility issue at this time with the sata controller chip. see this (among others)
All in all I've had a rather wretched experience building what was supposed to be a new home media, music and imagebackup server to replace a dependable old celeron/bx6 based server running on an 11 year old board. I guess I should have googled the north and south bridge chips, but I saw many people using the M3A78 without issue. Part of the problem may be using 2 x 2gb memory sticks
good luck, cause I'm not having any.
PhenomIIx3 720 GIGABYTE GA-MA785GM-US2H; wf:AMD 5050e GA-MA78GM-US2H ub10.04; Svr2:Athlon II X2 250 Regor 3.0GHz, GA-790XT-USB3, CORSAIR XMS3 2Gx2 DDR3, 1600, Ub10.04; Svr3:AMD 4850e, M3A78, 2Gx2 OCZ 1066, Ub10.04