I first got a copy of Ubuntu 5.0.4 with a linux mag, install seemed to work fine, until initial boot, when the now all too familiar grub error 21 popped it's head up, I got some advice and found that the bios couldn't detect my hard drives, I had a quick peek in the bios but being a newbie didn't want to mess things up too much so I figured I'd just get a different distros, one that didn't use Grub boot loader, Suse 9.2 Pro came with this months mag, I spotted the default was set to grub, so I switched it for lilo hoping my problems would be solved... This time the lovely message was:
L 9 99 99999 ...
(something similar anyway) so I guess the basic problem remains the same how do I get the bios to see my hard drives, Sata Raid 0
with this in mind, I thought I would search around for info and came across this
but before I would mess things up I thought it a good idea to choose the safe default option in the bios... that was a mistake, after reboot my computer made a horrible clicking sound, and the monitor didn't show anything, couldn't see what was happening but nothing seemed to have happened while I was waiting so after a few retries I removed the side of the case an flicked the battery to the bios, as instructed to do as if installing a new bios as found at:
Thankfully things seemed to work as normal, I still got the lovely L 9 99 99 crap but this time I couldn't boot from a CD so I can't install anything. I have checked in the bios and set boot priorities too Floppy then Cd Rom etc
so it's not that.
Any advice greatly appreciated, if it helps I use a Abit V17 MOBO