View Full Version : [ubuntu] Boot Issues- New to Ubuntu

March 18th, 2010, 09:36 AM
I have just installed Ubuntu for the first time useing a USB drive and everything went fine during installation. However now during the boot phase i see 10 or so lines of

[ 14.24024] ata5: COMRESET failed (error=-16)

The numbers prior to COMRESET change with each line but the rest remains the same.
I am extremely new to Ubuntu or Linux for that matter and any help would be appreciated as this boot process is also taking about 3-4 or even 5minutes as it slowly cycles through each error.
Once 10 or so lines have popped up the computer finishes starting and I can log in fine and everything.
Thank you for any asistance possible.

March 18th, 2010, 11:39 AM
Seems like your harddisk is having some troubles.
It's unlikely that it has anything to do with your installation.

Try and boot a LiveCD and see if you can access the harddrive (it should be visible under "Places".

If not, you could manually try and mount the harddisk (mount = attach the harddisk to Ubuntu)

Tip: use google or search in the forum:



Good luck!