LinuxQuestions.org
Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices



Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 02-11-2008, 01:09 PM   #1
Quadrifoglio
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2008
Posts: 8

Rep: Reputation: 0
Ubuntu Install Problem, Please Help!


Hello everyone!

I have problem installing Ubuntu on Asus P5KR, Core2Duo 6750, two SATA HD, and two SATA DVD's! Actually DVDs are IDE, but I connected them on SATA over IDE-To-SATA adapter because my IDE cable is too short! Anyway, I tried to connect one DVD on IDE and nothing happened, still the same!

I've put the CD and start computer, select Install Ubuntu and after that my floppy started to make sounds, and on the screen says: "can't access tty, job control turned off"!

After that I tried to run Knopix 3.4 and on log screen it says there is no HD's detected!
After that I changed the BIOS option in SATA Configuration-IDE Enchanced to IDE Compatible and then Knopix 3.4 worked fine!
But...

In the Knopix I can see only SATA 1 and SATA 2 (my first HD and DVD), but there is no SATA 3 and SATA 4 (my second HD and DVD)!

I tried everything, and still have the same!
After that I tried to instal Fedora Core 6, and at the beginning install process Fedora can't see SATA 3 and SATA 4, still the same!

Anyone knows what can be the problem here, my MB, maybe some jumper, BIOS settings, or something else! I tried few versions of Ubuntu, 6.06, 6.10, 7.04, 7.10, still the same!
Windows XP SP2 is working fine!

Thank you in advance!
 
Old 02-11-2008, 02:13 PM   #2
waelaltaqi
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2005
Location: USA, TN
Distribution: CentOS & Ubuntu for Desktop
Posts: 454

Rep: Reputation: 31
first tip is to turn off SATA controllers you're not using and make sure that the ones you're using are turned off.Also Turn off the floppy controller.

Try to remove one SATA drive and leave the other one in. One of the drives might be defective.

I'm not quit sure why all of this is happening but i'm trying to help eliminating hardware troubles.
 
Old 02-11-2008, 03:00 PM   #3
Quadrifoglio
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2008
Posts: 8

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by waelaltaqi View Post
first tip is to turn off SATA controllers you're not using and make sure that the ones you're using are turned off.Also Turn off the floppy controller.
I don't understand...

To turn off all controllers?! And how to do that?! Bios?!
 
Old 02-11-2008, 03:01 PM   #4
waelaltaqi
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2005
Location: USA, TN
Distribution: CentOS & Ubuntu for Desktop
Posts: 454

Rep: Reputation: 31
with most nowadays computers, motherboards come with 4 SATA ports. you're using 2 of them only. From the BIOS turn the other 2 you're not using off and try the installer again.
 
Old 02-11-2008, 03:22 PM   #6
waelaltaqi
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2005
Location: USA, TN
Distribution: CentOS & Ubuntu for Desktop
Posts: 454

Rep: Reputation: 31
i can't see a dang thing on those pics... too small for my taste ... :-)

try to type the errors or post bigger pics ..
 
Old 02-11-2008, 03:40 PM   #8
waelaltaqi
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2005
Location: USA, TN
Distribution: CentOS & Ubuntu for Desktop
Posts: 454

Rep: Reputation: 31
Well it's saying "ata port 2 failed" .. .

That means one of the SATA port is failing due to either a defective hard drive, defective port or a defective cable.

try disabling one of the active SATA it might be numbered as SATA 1 in BIOS then try to run the install again.
If you have regular ATA disable it also.
 
Old 02-11-2008, 04:06 PM   #9
Quadrifoglio
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2008
Posts: 8

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Tried that too, and still nothing!

Look again at the second picture, there it starts to read something from a floppy, but drive is empty and then it shows that black screen on the third picture! Do I have to install some SATA drivers during the installation process maybe?!
 
Old 02-11-2008, 04:18 PM   #10
waelaltaqi
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2005
Location: USA, TN
Distribution: CentOS & Ubuntu for Desktop
Posts: 454

Rep: Reputation: 31
you don't need special SATA drivers. Ubuntu or any modern Linux distro will pick it up right away.
Have you tried to take the floppy drive out/disable the floppy port?
 
Old 02-11-2008, 04:30 PM   #11
Quadrifoglio
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2008
Posts: 8

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Yes! And then I can only install 6.06 in Safe Graphic Mode, BUT still there is just SATA 1 and SATA 2, 3 and 4 are missing!

The same thing with Knopix 3.4 and Fedora Core 6! I can install them normaly, but they can see just first two ports!

Oh, this is so stupid! I used Ubuntu like thousand times on my privious computer, AMD Athlon XP64 3200, two SATA HDs, and two PATA DVDs!

My friend have the same MB but two IDE HDs and one SATA DVD, everything is going fine, but this... This is crazy!
 
Old 02-11-2008, 04:39 PM   #12
waelaltaqi
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2005
Location: USA, TN
Distribution: CentOS & Ubuntu for Desktop
Posts: 454

Rep: Reputation: 31
it looks like you have a bad hard drive already... try to switch hard drives . put the one on SATA0 on SATA1 and vise versa ... why are you installing 6.06 instead of downloading 7.10 and installing that?
 
Old 02-11-2008, 04:47 PM   #13
Quadrifoglio
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2008
Posts: 8

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
My drives are OK! I tried that too, but still nothing!
Yes I have 7.10, but I can only successfully boot that old 6.06 in Safe Graphic Mode, I don't know why and I don't know how!
 
Old 02-11-2008, 04:49 PM   #14
waelaltaqi
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2005
Location: USA, TN
Distribution: CentOS & Ubuntu for Desktop
Posts: 454

Rep: Reputation: 31
Your problem is a hardware problem obviously specially with trying other disro's.

How about you try a linux Text Based installation disk ... try Ubuntu Alternate install Disk...that might give you some hints on what's going on.

There are bunch of options to look at ... it might be a bad mother board. who knows?

Last edited by waelaltaqi; 02-11-2008 at 04:50 PM.
 
Old 02-11-2008, 05:07 PM   #15
Quadrifoglio
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2008
Posts: 8

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
But Windows is working fine?!
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ubuntu install amsn problem ksgill Linux - Newbie 5 12-21-2010 10:23 PM
ubuntu 7.10 install problem on old pc kingfriday Ubuntu 3 11-12-2007 01:54 PM
Ubuntu install problem HP V6000 Blackbar Linux - Newbie 7 09-26-2007 12:22 PM
Problem While Trying To Install Ubuntu 5.10 defubar Ubuntu 2 11-24-2005 11:04 AM
ubuntu install problem pixxelle Linux - Newbie 9 08-21-2005 10:59 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:10 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration