Install Issues

  • longjohn
Posted: Mon, 02/08/2010 - 00:15
I had a motherboard go bad so I replaced it with an more recent AM2/AM2+/AM3 board a 64X2 6000+ processor and new ATI based video card. Rather than trying to make my existing installation work with all this new stuff I figured it would just be easier to back up my recordings and re-install. Of course I had the tetex problem so I set the BIOS clock back to 2005 which didn't work either as I got a "Debootstrap Warning'" error which I quickly learned was caused by using a BIOS date that older than the install files. So I set it for 2008 instead and everything went fine just like it's supposed to be. Then I had to deal with a networking issue, there are no drivers in the installation for new network chips like the R8168 and since I had no internet access I couldn't do an update. So I had to go to Realtek, get the driver and put them on a thumbdrive and then put them on the new install computer and then build them myself which got me going and I was able to update This is the problem that's got me stumped: I also have a SATA DVD-RW drive which I used to install with that's acting up. It worked fine for install but now on boot it gets caught in a 'can't detect' loop at boot up UNLESS it put a CD or DVD in the drive (Any CD will work) and even then it takes 30 seconds or so for it to recognize it. Since this DVD-RW worked fine with the old motherboard, the problem is most likely the AMD SATA controller on the AMD RX780/SB710 chipset. Anyone else heard of such a problem and better yet a solution?

karmic beta

  • totalchaos
  • 05/29/09
  • Mon, 02/08/2010 - 06:17
64 Studio based on Ubuntu-Karmic... i can't wait to try this out ;)


  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Mon, 02/08/2010 - 05:09
Hi John, This is probably a driver issue that would most probably be solved by installing a later kernel. Try using the 3beta3 ISO, and if you still have problems, install the kernel. You could wait for the next beta release, that according to Daniel would be based off Ubuntu-Karmic, probably with the 2.6.31-RT kernel. The light at the end of the tunnel is not a train ;-)