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 ;)

Drivers

  • 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 2.6.31.6-rt19 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 ;-)