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Iceman71
May 15th, 2011, 09:12 AM
Hi,

I tried to install 11.04, but the partition tool shows no HDD. If I try to run Ubuntu from the CD, I can explore the HDD but the partition tool in the installation program won't find it. What can be wrong with my Promise SATA controller?

Regards
Iceman71

frakker84
May 15th, 2011, 08:28 PM
Hello,

I have the same problem, I tryed different motherboard and hdd, but the installer do not discover the HDD. In a Virtual Machine, the installer works correctly... Are there any known issues?

Iceman71
May 15th, 2011, 09:29 PM
My current installation is Ubuntu 8.04, but I have seen this problem in later releases of Ubuntu. Why has this behaviour changed?
Unfortunately there are no SATA settings to be altered in BIOS, so I can't try that.

Regards
Iceman71

Quackers
May 15th, 2011, 10:14 PM
Are you using SATA3 ports? Are you using raid? How many primary partitions are on your HDD? Is your partition table correct?

Iceman71
May 16th, 2011, 08:24 AM
It's an old Promise PD20579 controller, so no SATA3.
No raid.
I've got a working 8.04 installation, so I guess there are about 3 primary partitions (isn't that default). I guess the partition table is OK as I don't experience any problems booting from it.

Quackers
May 16th, 2011, 09:41 AM
Ok thanks, Please go to the site below and download the boot script to your DESKTOP and then open up a terminal (Applications > Accessories > terminal) and run


sudo bash ~/Desktop/boot_info_script*.sh

This will produce a results.txt file on your desktop. Please copy the contents of that file and paste them in your next post between CODE tags. For CODE tags click on New Reply (not quick reply)and then click on the # symbol in the toolbar.
This will give a full overview of your current system.
Thanks.

http://bootinfoscript.sourceforge.net/

Iceman71
May 16th, 2011, 08:00 PM
I really don't understand how my current partition table could cause any problems for installing a new system, but here you go:



Boot Info Script 0.55 dated February 15th, 2010

============================= Boot Info Summary: ==============================

=> Grub 0.97 is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks on the same drive
in partition #1 for /boot/grub/stage2 and /boot/grub/menu.lst.
=> Windows is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdb

sda1: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: ext3
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:
Operating System: Ubuntu 8.04.4 LTS
Boot files/dirs: /boot/grub/menu.lst /etc/fstab

sda2: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: Extended Partition
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:

sda5: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: swap
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:

sdb1: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: ntfs
Boot sector type: Windows XP
Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
Operating System: Windows XP
Boot files/dirs: /boot.ini /ntldr /NTDETECT.COM

sdb2: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: ntfs
Boot sector type: Windows XP
Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
Operating System:
Boot files/dirs:

sdb3: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: vfat
Boot sector type: MSWIN4.1: Fat 32
Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
Operating System:
Boot files/dirs:

=========================== Drive/Partition Info: =============================

Drive: sda ___________________ __________________________________________________ ___

Disk /dev/sda: 200.0 GB, 200049647616 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 24321 cylinders, total 390721968 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xe5d9e5d9

Partition Boot Start End Size Id System

/dev/sda1 * 63 387,712,709 387,712,647 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 387,712,710 390,716,864 3,004,155 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 387,712,773 390,716,864 3,004,092 82 Linux swap / Solaris


Drive: sdb ___________________ __________________________________________________ ___

Disk /dev/sdb: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders, total 312581808 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xe9024b19

Partition Boot Start End Size Id System

/dev/sdb1 * 63 40,965,749 40,965,687 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sdb2 40,965,750 122,897,249 81,931,500 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sdb3 122,897,250 312,576,704 189,679,455 c W95 FAT32 (LBA)


blkid -c /dev/null: __________________________________________________ __________

Device UUID TYPE LABEL

/dev/sda1 715b64f1-5f07-43e2-ac12-07468b8fd71b ext3
/dev/sda5 df423b93-b7db-4415-8be8-45ce08dd6164 swap
/dev/sdb1 081840481840374A ntfs XPBOOT
/dev/sdb2 A3176A035BB125E1 ntfs APPLICATIONS
/dev/sdb3 1071-322C vfat MEDIA

============================ "mount | grep ^/dev output: ===========================

Device Mount_Point Type Options

/dev/sda1 / ext3 (rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro)


=========================== sda1/boot/grub/menu.lst: ===========================

# menu.lst - See: grub(8), info grub, update-grub(8)
# grub-install(8), grub-floppy(8),
# grub-md5-crypt, /usr/share/doc/grub
# and /usr/share/doc/grub-doc/.

## default num
# Set the default entry to the entry number NUM. Numbering starts from 0, and
# the entry number 0 is the default if the command is not used.
#
# You can specify 'saved' instead of a number. In this case, the default entry
# is the entry saved with the command 'savedefault'.
# WARNING: If you are using dmraid do not use 'savedefault' or your
# array will desync and will not let you boot your system.
default 0

## timeout sec
# Set a timeout, in SEC seconds, before automatically booting the default entry
# (normally the first entry defined).
timeout 3

## hiddenmenu
# Hides the menu by default (press ESC to see the menu)
hiddenmenu

# Pretty colours
#color cyan/blue white/blue

## password ['--md5'] passwd
# If used in the first section of a menu file, disable all interactive editing
# control (menu entry editor and command-line) and entries protected by the
# command 'lock'
# e.g. password topsecret
# password --md5 $1$gLhU0/$aW78kHK1QfV3P2b2znUoe/
# password topsecret

#
# examples
#
# title Windows 95/98/NT/2000
# root (hd0,0)
# makeactive
# chainloader +1
#
# title Linux
# root (hd0,1)
# kernel /vmlinuz root=/dev/hda2 ro
#

#
# Put static boot stanzas before and/or after AUTOMAGIC KERNEL LIST

### BEGIN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST
## lines between the AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST markers will be modified
## by the debian update-grub script except for the default options below

## DO NOT UNCOMMENT THEM, Just edit them to your needs

## ## Start Default Options ##
## default kernel options
## default kernel options for automagic boot options
## If you want special options for specific kernels use kopt_x_y_z
## where x.y.z is kernel version. Minor versions can be omitted.
## e.g. kopt=root=/dev/hda1 ro
## kopt_2_6_8=root=/dev/hdc1 ro
## kopt_2_6_8_2_686=root=/dev/hdc2 ro
# kopt=root=UUID=715b64f1-5f07-43e2-ac12-07468b8fd71b ro

## Setup crashdump menu entries
## e.g. crashdump=1
# crashdump=0

## default grub root device
## e.g. groot=(hd0,0)
# groot=(hd0,0)

## should update-grub create alternative automagic boot options
## e.g. alternative=true
## alternative=false
# alternative=true

## should update-grub lock alternative automagic boot options
## e.g. lockalternative=true
## lockalternative=false
# lockalternative=false

## additional options to use with the default boot option, but not with the
## alternatives
## e.g. defoptions=vga=791 resume=/dev/hda5
# defoptions=quiet splash

## should update-grub lock old automagic boot options
## e.g. lockold=false
## lockold=true
# lockold=false

## Xen hypervisor options to use with the default Xen boot option
# xenhopt=

## Xen Linux kernel options to use with the default Xen boot option
# xenkopt=console=tty0

## altoption boot targets option
## multiple altoptions lines are allowed
## e.g. altoptions=(extra menu suffix) extra boot options
## altoptions=(recovery) single
# altoptions=(recovery mode) single

## controls how many kernels should be put into the menu.lst
## only counts the first occurence of a kernel, not the
## alternative kernel options
## e.g. howmany=all
## howmany=7
# howmany=all

## should update-grub create memtest86 boot option
## e.g. memtest86=true
## memtest86=false
# memtest86=true

## should update-grub adjust the value of the default booted system
## can be true or false
# updatedefaultentry=false

## should update-grub add savedefault to the default options
## can be true or false
# savedefault=false

## ## End Default Options ##

title Ubuntu 8.04.4 LTS, kernel 2.6.24-29-generic
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-29-generic root=UUID=715b64f1-5f07-43e2-ac12-07468b8fd71b ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-29-generic
quiet

title Ubuntu 8.04.4 LTS, kernel 2.6.24-29-generic (recovery mode)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-29-generic root=UUID=715b64f1-5f07-43e2-ac12-07468b8fd71b ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-29-generic

title Ubuntu 8.04.4 LTS, kernel 2.6.24-28-generic
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-28-generic root=UUID=715b64f1-5f07-43e2-ac12-07468b8fd71b ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-28-generic
quiet

title Ubuntu 8.04.4 LTS, kernel 2.6.24-28-generic (recovery mode)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-28-generic root=UUID=715b64f1-5f07-43e2-ac12-07468b8fd71b ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-28-generic

title Ubuntu 8.04.4 LTS, kernel 2.6.24-27-generic
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-27-generic root=UUID=715b64f1-5f07-43e2-ac12-07468b8fd71b ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-27-generic
quiet

title Ubuntu 8.04.4 LTS, kernel 2.6.24-27-generic (recovery mode)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-27-generic root=UUID=715b64f1-5f07-43e2-ac12-07468b8fd71b ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-27-generic

title Ubuntu 8.04.4 LTS, kernel 2.6.24-26-generic
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-26-generic root=UUID=715b64f1-5f07-43e2-ac12-07468b8fd71b ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-26-generic
quiet

title Ubuntu 8.04.4 LTS, kernel 2.6.24-26-generic (recovery mode)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-26-generic root=UUID=715b64f1-5f07-43e2-ac12-07468b8fd71b ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-26-generic

title Ubuntu 8.04.4 LTS, kernel 2.6.24-25-generic
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-25-generic root=UUID=715b64f1-5f07-43e2-ac12-07468b8fd71b ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-25-generic
quiet

title Ubuntu 8.04.4 LTS, kernel 2.6.24-25-generic (recovery mode)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-25-generic root=UUID=715b64f1-5f07-43e2-ac12-07468b8fd71b ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-25-generic

title Ubuntu 8.04.4 LTS, kernel 2.6.24-24-generic
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-24-generic root=UUID=715b64f1-5f07-43e2-ac12-07468b8fd71b ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-24-generic
quiet

title Ubuntu 8.04.4 LTS, kernel 2.6.24-24-generic (recovery mode)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-24-generic root=UUID=715b64f1-5f07-43e2-ac12-07468b8fd71b ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-24-generic

title Ubuntu 8.04.4 LTS, kernel 2.6.24-23-generic
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-23-generic root=UUID=715b64f1-5f07-43e2-ac12-07468b8fd71b ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-23-generic
quiet

title Ubuntu 8.04.4 LTS, kernel 2.6.24-23-generic (recovery mode)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-23-generic root=UUID=715b64f1-5f07-43e2-ac12-07468b8fd71b ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-23-generic

title Ubuntu 8.04.4 LTS, kernel 2.6.24-22-generic
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-22-generic root=UUID=715b64f1-5f07-43e2-ac12-07468b8fd71b ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-22-generic
quiet

title Ubuntu 8.04.4 LTS, kernel 2.6.24-22-generic (recovery mode)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-22-generic root=UUID=715b64f1-5f07-43e2-ac12-07468b8fd71b ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-22-generic

title Ubuntu 8.04.4 LTS, kernel 2.6.24-21-generic
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-21-generic root=UUID=715b64f1-5f07-43e2-ac12-07468b8fd71b ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-21-generic
quiet

title Ubuntu 8.04.4 LTS, kernel 2.6.24-21-generic (recovery mode)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-21-generic root=UUID=715b64f1-5f07-43e2-ac12-07468b8fd71b ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-21-generic

title Ubuntu 8.04.4 LTS, kernel 2.6.24-16-generic
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-16-generic root=UUID=715b64f1-5f07-43e2-ac12-07468b8fd71b ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-16-generic
quiet

title Ubuntu 8.04.4 LTS, kernel 2.6.24-16-generic (recovery mode)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-16-generic root=UUID=715b64f1-5f07-43e2-ac12-07468b8fd71b ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-16-generic

title Ubuntu 8.04.4 LTS, memtest86+
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/memtest86+.bin
quiet

### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST

=============================== sda1/etc/fstab: ===============================

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# /dev/sda1
UUID=715b64f1-5f07-43e2-ac12-07468b8fd71b / ext3 relatime,errors=remount-ro 0 1
# /dev/sda5
UUID=df423b93-b7db-4415-8be8-45ce08dd6164 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 auto rw,user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0
saturn:/media/hdd /media/saturn nfs _netdev,auto 0 0
neptune:/media/hdd /media/neptune nfs _netdev,auto 0 0

=================== sda1: Location of files loaded by Grub: ===================


135.1GB: boot/grub/menu.lst
131.6GB: boot/grub/stage2
131.5GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-16-generic
131.6GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-16-generic.bak
131.6GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-21-generic
131.5GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-21-generic.bak
131.5GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-22-generic
131.5GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-22-generic.bak
131.6GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-23-generic
131.6GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-23-generic.bak
135.2GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-24-generic
135.2GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-24-generic.bak
135.3GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-25-generic
135.2GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-25-generic.bak
135.3GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-26-generic
135.3GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-26-generic.bak
135.3GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-27-generic
135.3GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-27-generic.bak
135.2GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-28-generic
135.2GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-28-generic.bak
138.6GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-29-generic
192.0GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-29-generic.bak
131.6GB: boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-16-generic
131.5GB: boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-21-generic
131.6GB: boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-22-generic
131.6GB: boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-23-generic
135.2GB: boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-24-generic
131.5GB: boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-25-generic
135.3GB: boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-26-generic
135.3GB: boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-27-generic
135.1GB: boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-28-generic
192.1GB: boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-29-generic
138.6GB: initrd.img
135.2GB: initrd.img.old
192.1GB: vmlinuz
135.1GB: vmlinuz.old

================================ sdb1/boot.ini: ================================

[boot loader]

timeout=30

default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOW S

[operating systems]

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect

frakker84
May 16th, 2011, 10:22 PM
Solved for me: http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=8225121&postcount=1

Thanks!!!

Iceman71
May 18th, 2011, 08:43 AM
Solved my problem too.
Great that you found the solution. Thanks!!! :)