Originally Posted by Kimftw
Hello, terribly sorry if this is in wrong category, i read the sticky but wasent sure if u had an ubuntu only section:
i have a problem for the last 2 days and its really getting to me. i have a livecd of Unbuntu that i got from ubuntus website. it is the amd 64 bit 700mb cd.
burnt it and it seems to work fine. no problems whatso ever with install or using the cd in general. but after ive installed it, and i removed the cd from the nec dvd burner to restart using the Hard drive install it boots up to the point where it reads in all the devices but simply stops at that point. ive read on google on sooo many topics and have not come to anything thats my case.
i tried running Testcd and it ended up freezing. and i dont have xp running on it anymore (if that has anything to do with it). i strongly believe i ran the checksum on the dist and i it was fine (ive been trying to get 3 dists installed during last 4 days).
my believe (as if it was to count for anything since im entirely new to linux) is that its simply something in bios. but windows never had any problem so i might be wrong.
ill be sitting here updating this allday b-c this is getting to me like i said real bad!
highly appreciate any help whatsoever.
thanks - Kimftw
I am not even getting to that point....
My PC has the following setup:
MSI 32b mainboard
Silicon Image PCI IDE controller
Samsung 500 GB on SATA1
WD 1TB on SATA2
WD 1TB on SATA4
WD 500 GB on IDE1
WD 500 GB on IDE2
Previously I was using Debian without problems. I decided to change to ubuntu to see if it supported my tv-card better.
I installed ubuntu 8.10 from cd, using "guided partitioning" to prepare the first SATA (Samsung 500G) disk as system disk. The base install completed, after which I was asked to remove the CD and press enter. The system then went through its normal POST check. After the IDE controller had detected its disks, and the booting of the kernel was supposed to start, the screen goes black, I get a blinking cursor, and nothing else.
I've tried reconfiguring the boot sequence in the BIOS for every disk in the system, to no avail. I've booted using the CD to check the disks, and find that the designated system disk is configured and formatted properly. I suppose that somehow the system is unable to locate the bootdisk at startup time. Using Debian I would get something like an "error 15, file not found" error from the boot manager, but even when I install ubuntu with grub it still gives only a blank screen, blinking cursor, so apparently the system cannot even find the boot manager.
Might this be related to above bug? If not, could anybody tell me where to find related info?