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Old 08-01-2006, 10:21 AM   #1
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Cannot install any Linux distribution due to hardware problem


Plz help people! I have been at this problem for over a day for my company :-(

I purchased a Gigabyte ga 965p ds4 motherboard and installed it perfectly and everything is recognised fine by the Bios. I initially tried fedora core 5 installation but get the message "unable to find any devices of the type needed for this installation type" few steps after the cd loads.

Then I tried centOs and I get the following message "Data for LiveCD not found. Are you using unsupported SCSI ? something went wrong and we can't continue booting"

I am using a maxtor diamondmax 17 160gb hdd and a sony dvd-rom drive. There is a onboard lan card and soundcard.

I tried different harddisks and different dvd/cd drives but get the above messages all the time.

Any suggestions/solutions guys? I am desperate!

cheers!
 
Old 08-01-2006, 12:09 PM   #2
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plz guys can anyone atleast suggest pointers?
 
Old 08-01-2006, 03:21 PM   #3
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Is the hard drive SATA or IDE? If it's IDE make sure it's jumpers are set to master and it's on the primary channel.
 
Old 08-01-2006, 05:54 PM   #4
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Hi zytsef,

I have done the obvious already. The hardrives are IDE/Ata133. I checked even with other similar IDE hardrives.

I even tried other DVD rom drives however that gives the same errors.

On doing some research it seems the harddrive cannot be detected during install (it's detected fine in the bios). I phoned up Gigabyte tech support and the tech guy suggsted its to do with the harddrive controllers and I need to find the harddrive controllers for linux.

But it's strange as I used the same installation dvd with a similar hardware setup on another p.c. The only difference here is the motherboard. But the Gigabyte ga-965p-ds4 motherboard is relatively recent so I can't understand how that can the problem.

Any suggestions guys?
 
Old 08-01-2006, 06:12 PM   #5
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the tech guy suggsted its to do with the harddrive controllers and I need to find the harddrive controllers for linux.
Linux lesson: NEVER tell the tech guy you're using Linux. Try putting in a Windows install disk, and see if that doesn't do the same thing. If you can get the tech guy to help solve the problem for a Windows install disk, it'll solve the Linux problem, too. I hate to say it, but you have a brand new PC that you put together yourself. Chances are, it's a hardware problem ... nothing to do with Linux.
 
Old 08-02-2006, 04:05 AM   #6
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Linux lesson: NEVER tell the tech guy you're using Linux. Try putting in a Windows install disk, and see if that doesn't do the same thing. If you can get the tech guy to help solve the problem for a Windows install disk, it'll solve the Linux problem, too. I hate to say it, but you have a brand new PC that you put together yourself. Chances are, it's a hardware problem ... nothing to do with Linux.
Lesson learnt

I've tried a windows install and it works fine. The problem is installing Linux.
 
Old 08-02-2006, 11:00 AM   #7
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You might be able to get Linux drivers here. I'm not sure how you get them installed, tho. http://www.viaarena.com/?PageID=2
 
Old 08-02-2006, 11:45 AM   #8
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You might be able to get Linux drivers here. I'm not sure how you get them installed, tho. http://www.viaarena.com/?PageID=2
Nope No drivers I can use in that link
 
Old 08-03-2006, 08:20 AM   #9
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We've decided to order a SATA drive, hopefully that will solve the problem!
 
Old 01-07-2007, 11:49 AM   #10
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Hasn't solved for me, I have two SATA drives and still getting the same message - "unable to find any devices of the type needed for this installation type".

Hardly resisting not to throw this MS-inclined crap out of the window and get a new board.
 
Old 01-08-2007, 03:06 AM   #11
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See here:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=516425

If you need Marvell Yukon LAN driver for Linux, it's available on

http://www.marvell.com/drivers/drive...dId=153&pId=36

Haven't tested/compiled kernel with it yet, probably will within the next few days.
 
Old 01-08-2007, 08:28 AM   #12
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Have you tried nother distro, it could be that the current release of the distro you are using is old now, try using another distro that is notorious for compatibility, try ubuntu or something and see if it works.
If is does then it's a problem with ur distro.
If not it could be faulty motherboard?
 
  


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