I've tried the following:
Ubuntu 5.10 AMD-64 install CD
Kububtu 5.10 i386 Live CD
Kubuntu 5.10 AMD-64 install CD
Kubuntu 5.10 AMD-64 DVD
all of them have the problem in the title Ubuntu or Kubuntu freezes at 86% of 'loading module ide-cd' for Linux ATAPI CD-ROM. No errors, kernel panics, etc it just stops there, the disc spins down after a couple of seconds and it just sits there until I hit the restart button.
I currently use a AMD-64 bit version of Debian Sarge but I can't use OpenOffice (no 64-bit versions although Ubuntu has it), only AbiWord which is included with the distro and it still uses KDE 3.3 nor does it automount discs like Kununtu does. I know you can set it to do so but my pendrive just isn't recognised no matter what port I specify in fstab but if the system automounted it for me regardless of what SDA port it's on I could use it under Linux which would be great. So I really want to have a nice shiny Kubuntu install.
Can someone tell me if there's anything I can do about this problem that would let me install from any of the above discs and if it will be fixed in time for the next release due June 1st?
PS. I found the following post: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=330849
the fix seems to be to give the parameter "ide=0x180,0x386" at boot... if you want more info just do a search for 0x180,0x386:
unfortunately it doesn't give any information on how to do this, is this the same problem? Can someone enlighten me?