View Full Version : [all variants] Failure to boot due to CD-ROM drive or IDE controller

August 21st, 2010, 07:55 PM
I cannot boot into ANY version of Linux (some live-cd's don't even work) if my CD-ROM drive is plugged in. Windows boots just fine. I replaced the IDE cable with a brand new one, no help.

In ubuntu, boot hangs just after GRUB with a black screen and blinking cursor, completely unresponsive. I can boot into recovery mode and make it up to TTY-6. At TTY-7 it hangs at "setting sensors limits"

Everything worked fine before I upgraded my motherboard to a BioStar TA870+ (also upgraded to 64-bit edition)

Any ideas? I would like to be able to use my CD drive

August 22nd, 2011, 06:11 AM
I have exactly the same problem. Ubuntu 11.04 boots fine if I unplug my LG CD ROM drive. Otherwise it freezes during bootup.


August 22nd, 2011, 06:45 PM
I get a hint of an old problem - USB device, with insufficient power at boot to support the hardware plugged in.
If this is what the problem is, then using a powered USB hub is the way to go.