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Old 03-14-2007, 01:16 AM   #1
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"ide2 ports already in use, skipping probe" shown while installing the Debian Linux


I try to install Debian GNU/Linux 3.0, Kernel 2.2.20 on my desktop with one 250G IDE hard drive on primary cable and two CDR on the secondary cable that's all.

Just soon after I hit "enter" to tell it began to install this message will show up ""ide2 ports already in use, skipping probe" then my computer will hang....

I searched the forum but I don't find anything that talks about my problem. Many of them said it's because the PCMCIA, but this is not my issue, because I don't have any.


Any help would be appreciate..

 
Old 03-14-2007, 10:19 AM   #2
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I would try using Debian Stable or even Debian Testing, unless there is a reason for using 3.0.
 
Old 03-14-2007, 09:37 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by cgjones
I would try using Debian Stable or even Debian Testing, unless there is a reason for using 3.0.
I just download Fedora 6 trying to install it and it still hang on me for different reason. its now hung at where the message I pasted at the bottom is end.

What is going on with my system..
I have MIS Neo motherboard with Pentium 4 3.0G CPU. One 120GB 7200 RPM Seagate IDE hard drive. Two drives, one DVD drive and one CD burning drive. I don't see anything exordinary here, isn't it?

handlers:
Disabling IRQ #169
trying to remount root filesystem read write..... done
mounting /tmp as ramfs....done
running install....
running /sbin/loader

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Old 03-14-2007, 10:46 PM   #4
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What is the specific motherboard model you are using?
 
Old 03-15-2007, 06:26 PM   #5
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What is the specific motherboard model you are using?
it's a MSI 865PE Neo2-P Platinum Edition.

So you think it's the motherboard that is making problem? Is it the setting that I done in my BIOS? Should I update my BIOS to the latest version?
 
Old 03-15-2007, 10:21 PM   #6
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I don't have any direct experience with this chipset, but according to Google, it looks like some people have had trouble with it. One option I've seen is to boot with the irqpoll option. If you aren't using any SATA devices, I would be tempted to disable it in the BIOS.
 
Old 03-17-2007, 12:36 AM   #7
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I don't have any direct experience with this chipset, but according to Google, it looks like some people have had trouble with it. One option I've seen is to boot with the irqpoll option. If you aren't using any SATA devices, I would be tempted to disable it in the BIOS.
Cgjones, thanks for your help, I will try that. Any result I will update it in the forum.
 
  


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