View Full Version : [ubuntu] Intrepid ata7.01 DRDY error

April 5th, 2009, 05:47 PM
Hi. I'm attempting to setup a media centre for my friend running Intrepid and XBMC. The problem I'm having is when I try to install Ubuntu, the usplash screen comes up, then it freaks out and goes into this BusyBox terminal and loops an error about ata7.01 [DRDY]. I had a googleabout and found that if I add irqpoll to the boot options it should work, which it duly did. Then, after installation, I proceeded to screw up my xorg settings and figured it would just be easier to reinstall rather than spend the afternoon in a terminal trying to fix it. Now however, the irqpoll option isn't working. I've tried multiple times with all manner of boot options but no joy. Has anybody got another workaround I could try?

April 5th, 2009, 05:51 PM
It may be the hard has failed. I would go to the hard drive manufacturers web site and download the diagnostic tools and run them to check the integrity of the drive.


April 5th, 2009, 06:06 PM
Oops. Should have searched on here first. Found a solution at post #2 here:


Thanks all the same :)