Ubuntu will not install with AHCI mode enabled in Bios (Sata III) hard drive.
location: linuxquestions.com - date: August 15, 2013
I just wanted to post a problem and solution that I found for installing Ubuntu 12.04/13.04 with AHCI mode enabled in BIOS. I fought for several days trying to do a fresh install of Ubuntu on my primary pc. Every time I tried to install I received an input/output error during installation pointing to my hard drive or cd/dvd drive as the culprit. It turns out that I could not install with AHCI mode enabled and the AHCI mode in SATA III. Instead I had to install with SATA II mode enabled. Took me a several days to figure it out, but SATA III mode seems to be the problem. Just thought I would share that with everyone in case they were having the same problem.
FIX- Go into your bios interface by pressing delete at initial boot, find your your settings for AHCI and change SATA mode to SATA II, or disable SATA III, however your bios is layed out, and proceed to install Ubuntu.
P.S. Im looking for a fix to enable SATA III at the moment. If anyone has a solution, it would
[Solved] Hard Drive not showing up on install of ubuntu 8.04/8.10
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: January 15, 2009
Trying to install ubuntu 8.04 or 8.10 on my desktop. When in the partitioning step of install there is no hard drive showing up to partition.
I have tried doing the wubi install but get a initramfs prompt showing up when booting into ubuntu and nothing after that. I have vista installed on the hard drive and reformatting the drive is not an option.
The hard drive i'm trying to install on is a western digital 500GB SATA drive.
I have tried setting drive to AHCI mode as read from other posts that might help.
Please help, new to linux.
Fresh 11.4 usb hard drive install results hd0 out of disk grub console
location: linuxquestions.com - date: June 3, 2011
Company laptop HP Compaq 6710b, NTFS on hd0, Win7 installed.
BIOS allows boot from USB drive, so wanted to use Ubuntu with no influence on laptop (no disconnecting internal drive, no dual boot, etc).
Performed an install from CD to an USB drive making a JFS partition mounted on / and a swap partition. The installer made the JFS partition bootable (boot flag is set) as I asked.
On first boot I got:
error: hd0 out of disk.
Any advice welcome! I'm absolute newbie, this is my first Linux install ever. So please write slowly and articulated...
manual mount External usb hard drive (in ubuntu)
location: linuxquestions.com - date: January 15, 2007
I am running the ubuntu linux OS in a vmware workstation within the windows xp OS. I have disabled the automatic mounting of my usb external hdd by some vmware processes at windows startup as it was causing my whole system to come to a standstill for about 20 minutes (note: This has only caused the external hdd to not be advance mounted at starup for ubuntu within the vmware workstation environment; The external hdd works grand within the win xp environment at all times). So, im wondering if there is any way in which I can manually setup and mount my usb external hdd in ubuntu?
(Any other suggestions also will be helpful)
Thank you to everyone, in advance, for reading/replying to my query.
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdc1, New hard drive install
location: linuxquestions.com - date: May 3, 2012
I am trying to add a new hard disk drive to my PC using this tut:
I've managed to get as far as the final command on that page:
Ubuntu 13.04 does not recognise NTFS external hard drive
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: June 15, 2013
I can't make Ubuntu 13.04 to recognise my external NTFS hard drive. In 12.04 LTS there was no problem with exactly the same hard. I aloso have another external HDD, but ext4, no problems.
Thank you in advance for you help.
How to install Ubuntu from USB to unformatted hard drive?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: March 11, 2013
I'm new to Linux, basically I have a second PC laptop with an unformatted hard drive that I'd like to use to run Ubuntu.
Is it possible to boot it from an USB drive?
Remastering HPC Server From JeOS and Install it into Hard drive
location: linuxquestions.com - date: October 19, 2011
Hello Linux Geeks, please allow me to share my problems with my main Cluster Computing Idea.
For few weeks, I have been tried to install a Cluster Computing Distro in my network environment. Let we said, Kestrel HPC, Beowulf, PelicanHPC, and Kerrighed, etc. Most of them are live CD, and they don't copy their original files into the hard drive. Okay, here is what I wanted to do;
I have a desire to make a Drive Installed HPC on my network system. List of what I want are:
1) Make a Installed HPC Drive on Server 1- I tried to remastering HPC with JeOS ubuntu server, Somebody please help me what should I do ?
2) Place database @ Server 2 as storage network / NFS and make Server 2 link with Server 1
3) Server 1 HPC do MPI calculation with Server 2 data and sent it with PXE boot to PC1, etc
4) S1 is a DHCP Switch or router that I have, so actually I don't need to reconfigure it, just a hub to make a PXE topology
Ok those ar
Cannot Install Ubuntu 8.04 LTS WD Hard Drive missing
location: linuxquestions.com - date: March 29, 2009
I am trying to set up Ubuntu 8.04 LTS onto my new PC. The process goes smoothly until I get to the Prepare Partition stage when my Hard Drive does not appear.
System details: ASUS P5Q PRO Mother Board, ASUS P5Q Pro (Gb LAN 8-ch HD Audio Crossfire)
Intel® Core™2 Quad Q8200 Quad Core 4x2.33GH CPU,Western Digital Black Caviar 500GB SATA Hard Drive.WD5001AALS.
I am a total novice with Linux but I am guessing this might be a show stopper for me with the Hard Drive being the issue. Shame.
Any advice gratefully received.
Install Ubuntu on another internal hard drive with boot loader on usb?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: April 21, 2013
Lets just say a computer had 3 internal harddrives:
c: 500 gigabyte ntfs drive for windows 7 (boots automatically when computer is turned on)
d: 2 terabyte ntfs drive for general stuff like backup, games, movies, music ect...
g: 1 terabyte drive unformated ready for use.
Lets just say I wanted to install ubuntu on the G drive so I have a full nice and fast Ubuntu installation without any problems of partitioning my main windows 7 drive which could corrupt files. Now I want my computer to boot normallly when I use it day to day and I don't want grub to pop up all the time and currupt the windows 7 boot loader. So can I install the boot loader on the usb so it only boots an alternative os (e.g. ubuntu) instead of windows when the usb is plugged in on boot?
Could I install 5 different distros such as arch, ubuntu, fedora, debian and slackware as well as DOS 6.22 and windows 3.11 and windows 95 and 98 and xp on the G drive with about 9 100 gig partitions each storin
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