Thread: Kubuntu install issues
June 7th, 2008, 09:03 PM #1
Kubuntu install issues
The other day I thought I would switch over to Linux on my desktop. Unfortunately, it seems that I am having some trouble. It freezes at "Waiting for root filesystem" as I install. The MD5 on the disk checks out, have tried a few burns as well.
The distro is Kubuntu 6.06. I have an ABit IP35-E Motherboard. Some Googling revealed other IP35-E issues circulating around that JMicron SATA controller and people with all SATA drives. Unfortunately that is my case. It was suggested in many forums that you add "--irqpoll" as a boot option, but that does not work. Since it is the JMicron chip running the SATA show, I cannot put my drives into AHCI mode, which the kernel is looking for.
Is there a parameter to not use AHCI? Or what am I missing? I would really like to move over to my comfy Kubuntu world . . . .
edit: Seems like some have found sucess by installing with the alternate install disk, and then adding "all_generic_ide" to the kernel line in /boot/grub/menu.lst. I am downloading the alternate CD as I post this. Will update on how it went.
Last edited by dchw_dude; June 7th, 2008 at 09:12 PM.
June 8th, 2008, 11:22 AM #2
Well, I burned the Alternate CD last night, and Install will begin, but still the same issue. The install wont recognize my drives, it asks me to load a module for the cd-rom. I try the one labeled "cd-rom" and it goes back and says that setup cant find my drives.
Am I just SOL on installing Kubuntu? What do you all suggest?
June 8th, 2008, 12:20 PM #3
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Or keep at it with troubleshooting installing Kubuntu. Im sure if you keep googling, and trying things out, it'll work out.
Why arent you installing a newer version?
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June 8th, 2008, 12:54 PM #4
Tracking it down, I see that the IRQ for SATA 1-4 on the ABit IP-35 boards is "double-booked"(anyone else can verify?). Since the IP35-E only has 1-4 . . . some similar issues seem to be coming from the ide-piix module. I will try blacklisting that module at boot, will report on what happens. Any other suggestions?
June 8th, 2008, 01:56 PM #5
I also had a similar issue. PCBSD would install, but Linux refused to install.
You want to try a different distro, such as Mandriva or SUSE. That may help. Or, use PCBSD.
June 8th, 2008, 02:39 PM #6
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I myself have never had a issue with Kubutnu/Ubuntu/Xubuntu finding my drives. But I don't run a RAID setup or anything like that, so I have no idea really on how to fix it.
I take it you've hit the forums? There has to be somebody out there that has that board and Ubuntu, that knows how to get it to work.
Have you made a thread on the Kubuntu forums?
June 11th, 2008, 12:24 AM #7
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