Re: install Ubuntu 8.10
In reading through various forums and some Google searching, I found two ideas, neither of which helped me with my problem but which may help with yours.
When going through the installation process, after selecting a language, you will have a menu of several options, one of which is install Ubuntu. There are also 6 options selected by function keys. Select option F6. That will allow you to edit the boot command line. One thing I added was all_generic_ide . That didn't help me. Another thing I tried was rootdelay=130.
I suspect that my hardware (IDE controller) is too old. It works fine under 7.10. I have a IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
If/when you come up with a solution, please write me and let me know what you found out.
jeffsilverm at gmail dot com