View Full Version : [ubuntu] Intrepid Install Issue

November 23rd, 2008, 08:51 PM
hi people

first time poster here and relative ubuntu newbie so bear with me

i have performed a couple of successful installs of intrepid on various laptops but seem to be stumped by this latest one

using the i386 live CD the laptop boots ok when i start the install it goes through the preliminary steps and beings the process it then hangs at about 27% copying files

one thing i noticed, and i may be onto something here, is that the install is try to install to SCSI device (sda) instead of an IDE device (hda). and i know from a play using linux mint that it should be using IDE bus instead of SCSI

so my questions are these
1. am i right?

2. what can i do to get round this??

if i can ask you guys keep the responses idiot proof enough

and thanks in advance

oh forgot to include the laptop in questions is a fujitsu-siemens amilo d 1845
P4m 3.66Ghz
mobility radeon 9700
SIS chipset (not sure which one off hand)