Partitioner during Ubuntu install does not find HD
For context: I´m not a Linux newbie, but neither am I a guru. I've done my share of Linux installs, but this one's got me stumped.
I'm trying to install Ubuntu 7.10 on a laptop. It's a Toshiba Satellite 1415 S105 from 2003, with 256 Meg's of ram and an upgraded 40 Gig Toshiba HD. I've switched to the alternate CD, since the live CD wouldn't install.
What I'm seeing is this: When installing, everything seems to be going OK, until I get to the partitioning. The partitioner takes a couple of minutes to start, and then gives me an "overview of current partitions" that's completely empty. I see:
Help on partitioning
Undo changes to partitions
Finish partitioning and write changes to disk
This is pretty much the same that happened when I tried to install the LiveCD. For some reason, the installer completely fails to see my HD. Every tool I've tried (from the Ultimate Boot CD) has no problem finding the HD and creating partitions. And Windows installs with no problem at all.
I'm completely at a loss even where to start looking for a solution, so any help is appreciated.
Thanks in advance,