View Full Version : [ubuntu] ata1.00: status: {DRDY} {ERR}

April 20th, 2011, 02:18 AM
Hello all,

I'm stuck here.
I'm trying to run Ubuntu 9.10 from a live USB on a Toshiba NB255 with a dead hard drive and I get the famous "ata1.00: status: {DRDY} {ERR}"
I've done plenty of searching but I can't find a solution that will work for me.

I tried adding "acpi=off noapci" as a boot command and I still get the same thing.
I could just disable the drive and get on with it but the extremely handicapped BIOS of this machine just doesn't give you the option to do that, and I don't have the right screwdriver to open it up and just pull the cables.

Any ideas? Please help. I'm not very experienced with linux or this forum.


June 7th, 2011, 06:03 AM
I'm wondering why you're still running Ubuntu 9... I've just installed 11.04 on my NB255 and it's great. (Well, I am having a small problem (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=10911085#post10911085) with wireless, but that's usually easy enough to fix.)