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Thread: Failure to boot due to CD-ROM drive or IDE controller

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    Failure to boot due to CD-ROM drive or IDE controller

    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

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    Re: Failure to boot due to CD-ROM drive or IDE controller

    I have exactly the same problem. Ubuntu 11.04 boots fine if I unplug my LG CD ROM drive. Otherwise it freezes during bootup.

    James

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    Re: Failure to boot due to CD-ROM drive or IDE controller

    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.
    Derek

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