Info: Tri-boot system / Asus P5Q Pro / "No common CD-ROM drive was detected."

  • Locar
Posted: Wed, 07/23/2008 - 23:14
Trying to install 2.1 today. Hardware: MB: Asus P5Q Pro Chipset: Intel P45, ICH10R This is a tri-boot new system with Ubuntu 8.04 (64 bit) as the primary day to day system, Windows XP as a "just in case" OS and 64Studio strictly for media creation and editing. Windows had to go on first but was having problems BSOD on install. After reading around I found that the BIOS needed to be in AHCI for Ubuntu so I set it and worked with it. Needed a driver disk for the ICH10R to install Windows XP and that came right on the Asus supplied CD if you just boot it you can make a floppy. As a note, I had to disable the onboard IDE controller and remove my old IDE drives to get it to work. I've heard this MB uses a cheap IDE controller and many new boards aren't supporting IDE very well. They go in another box to be mounted by NFS now. The Asus P5Q Pro PCI-E Gigabit ethernet driver was reported not to work in Linux (Atheros/Attansic L1 I believe). Fortunately all you need is a driver disk to get it to work, but I found out there is no hardware support in Windows. Solution: disable it and install a card. With the above BIOS corrections Ubuntu and Windows installed. But I ran into the infamous Debian installer issue with 64Studio. With SATA set to AHCI in the BIOS the installer boots the CD, reads the installation program, but then fails to recognize the drive any further and displays the "No common CD-ROM drive was detected." The solution: change the BIOS setting to RAID and try again. This time the installer picks it up. After installation, remove the CD/DVD, reboot into the BIOS and change SATA back to AHCI to work with previous installed OS's and reboot for success. The installed kernel has no prob with AHCI, only the installer does. Watch if you have XFS paritions setup already because the Debian installer doesn't have the XFS option available. You'll have to do some work and add it to the mounts later. More issues to resolve before setup but I'm hoping I could help others with these. Two points to consider: 1. Asus P5Q Pro board not the best option, does not have high quality chips, but does have the Intel P45 if you only need to work with SATA, etc. 2. "No common CD-ROM drive was detected" installer error can be rectified by choosing a different BIOS option for install, then changing back after install.

Could this be related to the recent kernel/AMD chipset problem?

  • mfigley
  • 07/02/09
  • Thu, 07/02/2009 - 09:09
I ran into a similar issue with Ubuntu & SATA drives, pci=nomsi fixed the problem with the installer. Also had to add it to the grub menu as well for the OS proper. But, Hey! How can I add kernel parameters in 3.0beta! Edit the iso? Cheers! mike

I got around the "no common

  • duffrecords
  • 11/07/08
  • Tue, 11/18/2008 - 06:52
I got around the "no common CD-ROM drive" error by temporarily installing my SATA DVD drive in an external USB enclosure. After that, the installer couldn't detect my NIC, which I anticipated after reading quite a few forums. It's the onboard ethernet controller on an Asus M3N78 motherboard, which is supposed to use the forcedeth driver, but this version couldn't recognize it. A network connection isn't necessary in order to install an OS, so I skipped that step. But after that, it couldn't detect my SATA hard drive. At about that time this message appeared inside my head: error: perseverance fails sanity check So I'm going to wait until the Lenny version is released. I have some film work coming up soon and UbuntuStudio Hardy Heron works for me for now, albeit with a higher latency. Speaking of, will 64 Studio 3.0 solve the problems UbuntuStudio is currently languishing with (latency regression due to Dynamic Ticks and the lack of multi-processor support caused by the Big Kernel Lock)?

About the freeze (maybe)

  • manganoid
  • 11/12/08
  • Wed, 11/12/2008 - 17:01
Hi I'm a linux noob. I first installed XP Pro, then Ultimate Ubuntu 1.9 AMD64 ver (hardy heron based) and tried to install 64 Studio. At first it booted the install disc (64 S 2.1 AMD64 vrsion) on a Pioneer DVR 215 and after the keyboard setup it said CD not recognised (or smt like that) and the install failed. Then i checked these forums and tried the "switch to RAID" in BIOS (it was set to IDE). It didn't work, but when I tried the AHCI mode it installed perfectly. However, since my XP was installed in IDE mode it couldn't boot in AHCI so i set it back to IDE but then the 64 studio screen just appears and the install doesn't continue (on F2 says "waiting for ....") Then I reinstalled the 64 studio, but when i t asked to reboot I went to BIOS and switched back to IDE... AND I T WORKS NOW :) Hope this helped

Kernel still work in progress

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Sun, 11/09/2008 - 19:56
As you might know, the Debian Lenny release has been delayed a bit. While this means we have to wait longer for an official release of 64 Studio 3.0, it is also good news, as this gives our good friends the RT kernel hackers more time to come up with a nice stable high performance kernel for the upcoming release. We have some experimental kernels, but they are no where as reliable as our current kernel, so we are sticking to the current kernel till we can make a better choice. You are welcome to roll your own in the mean time, but know that the later kernels are not as stable yet, and has to trade of performance to make it usable.

same problem here

  • duffrecords
  • 11/07/08
  • Fri, 11/07/2008 - 18:10
I'm having the same problem with my Samsung SH-S223Q DVD writer. I tried changing the SATA operation mode in the BIOS to IDE, AHCI, and RAID but the drive wasn't detected under any of those configurations. I have no trouble installing Ubuntu Studio 8.04 but I've read that the real time kernel in versions 2.6.24 and up has a significant performance loss, so I'm still trying to install 64 Studio 2.1 or Ubuntu Studio 7.10. Out of curiosity, which kernel will 64 Studio 3.0 use?

You can choose to ignore

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Thu, 11/06/2008 - 22:56
Our aging Debian Etch installer does not have in-kernel support for some network chipsets. The Lenny installer should have it, and when we release 64 Studio's release candidates after the release of Debian 5.0 (Lenny) , all should be well. In the mean time, choose to ignore, or state no network installed. It should be automatically detected on first boot of the RT kernel, which supports more devices.

Pre 3.0 release options?

  • harperjohn
  • 11/06/08
  • Thu, 11/06/2008 - 21:40
I just bought a P5Q based machine... I would like to install 64 Studio on it. I got past the CD Rom issue by using a USB external drive, but the install is looking for a driver for the ethernet device. Ubuntu 8.10 installed fine, so I am assuming that the driver exists. What is the procedure for getting and installing this driver so that the install can complete? Thanks for any advice!!!!!

Thanks Quentin. This seems

  • Locar
  • 07/23/08
  • Thu, 07/24/2008 - 17:08
Thanks Quentin. This seems to be (or was) a problem everywhere. I found a lot of chatter on the net but surprisingly (for me) I found the solution on this board! Thanks to those who did solve it, and I hope others find the solution here too.

cheers this helped me with

  • wombleme
  • 07/01/09
  • Wed, 07/01/2009 - 13:39
cheers this helped me with problems with my asus 1005ha

Thanks for the walkthrough

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Thu, 07/24/2008 - 06:57
This issue should be sorted out with our 3.0 release (using the lenny installer kernel)