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Old 09-17-2010, 11:24 PM   #1
gingerkid123
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when i try to install ubuntu partitions dont show up


when i try to install ubuntu or linux mint the partitions dont show up. basically it tells me that no partitions or operating systems are detected on my harddrive, when in fact i have a few. i have installed a few linux distributions and have never had this problem before. however if i try to install mandriva, the installer detects all of my partitions. i am currently running mandriva.
 
Old 09-17-2010, 11:46 PM   #2
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Most likely it's that Ubuntu can't see you hard drive at all. I ran into this with Ubuntu and a buggy mobo SATA controller. I can't say for sure if that's your problem, but I'm pretty sure that it is an issue with the hard drive controller.

You could try adding
Code:
pci=nomsi
to the boot options of the kernel. Let me know if it works. If not, post the results of lspci -v
 
Old 09-18-2010, 11:32 AM   #3
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ok i dont know how to do that.
 
Old 09-18-2010, 11:55 AM   #4
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Well what distro are you trying to install? I think I can help you with Ubuntu, but anything else I'm sorry.

Thanks,

Jetso
 
Old 09-18-2010, 02:45 PM   #5
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Smile Probably the problem is with the old Mandriva Partitions

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Last edited by xandercage17; 04-22-2012 at 03:03 PM. Reason: Delete My account
 
Old 09-18-2010, 03:39 PM   #6
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When you boot from the CD, you should see the language choices. After that, there are a options at the bottom of the screen and one of them is Boot options. Press the button that goes with that, and add pci=nomsi to the line, then continue.
 
  


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