Originally Posted by ubuntu74
I need help, I am new with ubuntu. I am installing ubuntu 7.04 on my new P.C., but ubuntu 7.04 can't detect my SATA hard drive. The specs of my PC are the following:
Processor : Intel Dual Core 2 E4600 2.4
Motherboard: Asus P5VD2-VM SE
Hard drive : 80GB ExcelStor J880s SATA series
Optical Drive: LG CDROM
Others: 1.44 floppy, 2x USB port.
please help me. On my other PC which as an IDE HDD I install ubuntu 7.04 and it was successful.
Thanks a lot.
Try installing the latest version of Ubuntu. This would be Ubuntu Hardy 8.04. Hardy has a newer kernel which will likely have better hardware support for your motherboard. Ubuntu 7.04 is over a year old. This guy says it works with Ubuntu. From the date of his post I would assume he was running Ubuntu 7.10:
This website says it works with Fedora 6 and Red Hat 4.0:
If you still have trouble with Ubuntu 8.04, then try different options in the BIOS. Disable RAID if you have it enabled. If there is an option in the BIOS for "IDE compatibility mode" or something like that for the SATA ports then try that.
...And welcome to the LQ forums!