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Old 02-18-2007, 02:24 PM   #1
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Unhappy Acer Aspire E560 Hardware Problems


I'm trying to install Linux on my Acer Aspire E560 Desktop PC.

Most Problems are caused by the Hitachi Deskstar T7K250 SATA II harddisk.

I've downloaded several Live-CD
Knoppix, debian live CD, Fedora Core 7 Live CD

I tried to install Fedora Core 6 but there was no harddisk detected.
I tried to install Fedora Core 6 (re-spin) but there was no harddisk detected.
I tried to install Opensuse 10.2 but there was no harddisk detected.

The Knoppix Live CD detected my Harddisk and it was accesable through media://mnt/sda1 media://mnt/sda2 media://mnt/sda3
But Knoppix don't found my ethernet on board
(Marvell Yukon 88E8056 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller)

Now i'm stuck.

More details on my system:
http://vieth.biz/Report.html

Any help would be great.
 
Old 02-18-2007, 03:16 PM   #2
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Go into the bios and see if the sata channel can be set to legacy IDE or pata or something of that type. See if it will install. Then will go from there.

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Old 02-18-2007, 03:23 PM   #3
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Bios S-ATA settings

In the ami bios:
Under Integrated Peripherals is the value of OnBoard PCI S-ATA Controller IDE (the only option to choose)
I can't find any other option with SATA.
 
Old 02-18-2007, 04:03 PM   #4
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What a poor bios listing.
Only other thought is install and IDE drive. Install to that. Then you can boot up with say http://freshmeat.net/projects/systemrescuecd/ and using the tools copy the drive partitions from the IDE to Sata. There are many post with better step by step details search for that.

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Old 02-20-2007, 07:43 AM   #5
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some more information

lspci from knoppix livecd

00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Xpress 200 Host Bridge [1002:5a33] (rev 01)
Subsystem: Elitegroup Computer Systems Unknown device [1019:2182]
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64
Memory at <ignored> (64-bit, non-prefetchable)

00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge [1002:5a3f] (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64
Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=64
I/O behind bridge: 0000a000-0000afff
Memory behind bridge: ff300000-ff3fffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: bff00000-dfefffff
Capabilities: [b0] Subsystem: Elitegroup Computer Systems Unknown device [1019:2182]

00:07.0 PCI bridge [0604]: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge [1002:5a39] (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=02, sec-latency=0
I/O behind bridge: 0000b000-0000bfff
Memory behind bridge: ff400000-ff4fffff
Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [58] Express Root Port (Slot-) IRQ 0
Capabilities: [80] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit- Queue=0/0 Enable-
Capabilities: [b0] Subsystem: ATI Technologies Inc Unknown device [1002:5a33]
Capabilities: [b8] HyperTransport: MSI Mapping

00:12.0 IDE interface [0101]: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 Non-Raid-5 SATA [1002:4380] (prog-if 8f [Master SecP SecO PriP PriO])
Subsystem: Elitegroup Computer Systems Unknown device [1019:4380]
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 17
I/O ports at e800 [size=8]
I/O ports at e400 [size=4]
I/O ports at e000 [size=8]
I/O ports at dc00 [size=4]
I/O ports at d800 [size=16]
Memory at ff6ffc00 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 2
Capabilities: [50] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+ Queue=0/2 Enable-
Capabilities: [70] #12 [0010]

00:13.0 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI0) [1002:4387] (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
Subsystem: Elitegroup Computer Systems Unknown device [1019:2182]
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 16
Memory at ff6fe000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Capabilities: [d0] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit- Queue=0/0 Enable-

00:13.1 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI1) [1002:4388] (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
Subsystem: Elitegroup Computer Systems Unknown device [1019:2182]
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 19
Memory at ff6fd000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Capabilities: [d0] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit- Queue=0/0 Enable-

00:13.2 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI2) [1002:4389] (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
Subsystem: Elitegroup Computer Systems Unknown device [1019:2182]
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 20
Memory at ff6fc000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Capabilities: [d0] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit- Queue=0/0 Enable-

00:13.3 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI3) [1002:438a] (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
Subsystem: Elitegroup Computer Systems Unknown device [1019:2182]
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 19
Memory at ff6fb000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Capabilities: [d0] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit- Queue=0/0 Enable-

00:13.4 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI4) [1002:438b] (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
Subsystem: Elitegroup Computer Systems Unknown device [1019:2182]
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 20
Memory at ff6fa000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Capabilities: [d0] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit- Queue=0/0 Enable-

00:13.5 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB Controller (EHCI) [1002:4386] (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
Subsystem: Elitegroup Computer Systems Unknown device [1019:2182]
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 18
Memory at ff6ff800 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
Capabilities: [c0] Power Management version 2
Capabilities: [d0] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit- Queue=0/0 Enable-
Capabilities: [e4] Debug port

00:14.0 SMBus [0c05]: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 SMBus [1002:4385] (rev 13)
Subsystem: Elitegroup Computer Systems Unknown device [1019:2182]
Flags: 66MHz, medium devsel
I/O ports at 0b00 [size=16]
Memory at 40000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]

00:14.1 IDE interface [0101]: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 IDE [1002:438c] (prog-if 8a [Master SecP PriP])
Subsystem: Elitegroup Computer Systems Unknown device [1019:2182]
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
I/O ports at <unassigned>
I/O ports at <unassigned>
I/O ports at <unassigned>
I/O ports at <unassigned>
I/O ports at ff00 [size=16]
Capabilities: [70] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit- Queue=0/0 Enable-

00:14.2 Audio device [0403]: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 Azalia [1002:4383]
Subsystem: Elitegroup Computer Systems Unknown device [1019:2182]
Flags: bus master, slow devsel, latency 64, IRQ 16
Memory at ff6f4000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
Capabilities: [60] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable-

00:14.3 ISA bridge [0601]: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 PCI to LPC Bridge [1002:438d]
Subsystem: Elitegroup Computer Systems Unknown device [1019:2182]
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 0

00:14.4 PCI bridge [0604]: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 PCI to PCI Bridge [1002:4384] (prog-if 01 [Subtractive decode])
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64
Bus: primary=00, secondary=03, subordinate=03, sec-latency=64
Memory behind bridge: ff500000-ff5fffff

01:05.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: ATI Technologies Inc RC410 [Radeon Xpress 200] [1002:5a61] (prog-if 00 [VGA])
Subsystem: Elitegroup Computer Systems Unknown device [1019:2182]
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 10
Memory at c0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
I/O ports at a800 [size=256]
Memory at ff3f0000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
Expansion ROM at ff3c0000 [disabled] [size=128K]
Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
Capabilities: [80] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit- Queue=0/0 Enable-

02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Unknown device [11ab:4364] (rev 12)
Subsystem: Elitegroup Computer Systems Unknown device [1019:8056]
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 18
Memory at ff4fc000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
I/O ports at b800 [size=256]
Expansion ROM at ff4c0000 [disabled] [size=128K]
Capabilities: [48] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [50] Vital Product Data
Capabilities: [5c] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable-
Capabilities: [e0] Express Legacy Endpoint IRQ 0

03:04.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: Texas Instruments TSB43AB23 IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link) [104c:8024] (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
Subsystem: Elitegroup Computer Systems Unknown device [1019:2182]
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 21
Memory at ff5ff800 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=2K]
Memory at ff5f8000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: [44] Power Management version 2
 
Old 02-20-2007, 05:26 PM   #6
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No ideas as to what to try other than the latest release of the distro you choose.

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Old 04-03-2007, 02:21 AM   #7
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Hi I'm also having the same problem my hitachi harddisk is not detecting my harddrive....please help me on this issue....if u hav found the solution
thanks-
 
Old 04-03-2007, 03:24 AM   #8
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Unhappy After Bios update - no improvement

I wrote to acer and got the latest BIOS Version,
I managed to upgrade my bios, which is very tricky without a floppy device.

But there's no change in the harddisk detection.

I'll try to check the diff between knoppix linx.config and fedora's redhat config, because the knoppix HD detection runs.

Maybe i'll find a hint there.

(Knoppix kernel REAMDE says that it is a nearly unpatched vanilla kernel.)

I also wrote in bugzilla.redhat.com:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla....cgi?id=219043

No Hardisk detection, no Linux :'(
 
Old 04-11-2007, 07:20 AM   #9
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install pci=nomsi

Hello,

Try the boot option :
install pci=nomsi

For me, it's ok..my hard drive was detected succesfully
No error with SATA


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Old 04-11-2007, 01:14 PM   #10
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try ubuntu, it works perfect on my Aspire 9500, get the live CD and youll be able to see if it all works out, it automatically configured everything for me except my 1400x900 display but that was an easy work around
 
Old 04-13-2007, 09:18 PM   #11
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hey folks...thanks for ur help....i got my laptop changed and the probs was basically in the bios which did not have an option for legacy mode..my new laptop supports all versions of linux...-
 
Old 05-01-2007, 11:05 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by wfc2023
try ubuntu, it works perfect on my Aspire 9500, get the live CD and youll be able to see if it all works out, it automatically configured everything for me except my 1400x900 display but that was an easy work around

Hi,

About the Acer 9500 Knoppix boot problem....

I debugged this much more than I planned to, and got it working. I am posting this to pass the torch on to the maintainers. (I did this some time ago - use at your own risk!)

Ubuntu does indeed boot correctly on the Acer 9500 laptop, except for the screen resolution. I copied the xorg.conf file that Ubuntu generated (via dexconf - knoppix uses something else) onto a pen drive. Then I booted via the knoppix 2 vga=normal mode, copied the xorg.conf into the Knoppix /etc/X11 directory, and did a "startx" command. As mentioned above, it boots, but the screen mode aspect ratio is not correct.

I did this with knoppix 5.0.1, and now see that (recent) 5.1.1 still has a problem. I noticed that a number of other live CD distro's had the problem.

Hope that helps!

- Nicholas DiToro
http://www.NicholasDiToro.com

Last edited by NicholasDiToro; 09-24-2007 at 10:42 AM. Reason: To better indentify myself.
 
Old 06-15-2007, 01:34 PM   #13
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problem with Marvell Yukon 88E8056 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller om Slackware

Hi all

The Slakware that i installed don't found my ethernet on board
(Marvell Yukon 88E8056 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller)

This Version of Slack is 11.
I have to use this distro because on that runs one aplication that i administrate.
So, i hope your help.

For this i setup the slack in a IDE hard drive.
The desktop computer that i have is a AcerPower F6.

Thank all of u
 
  


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