Ubuntu Installation :: 9.10 - No SATA Drive In Installation's Partitioner?

Feb 17, 2010

i have a strange problem while trying to install Ubuntu 9.10 64bit (also tried with x86 - no luck).My system specs : Motherboard : ASUS P5B VM SE (PATA : JMB368 / Intel ICHHD : Seagate SATA II 3GBit 320 MB (connected in SATA port 1)CPU : Intel Core 2 Quad 2500 GHzI must state i installed Windows 7 without a problem. After that, i tried to install Ubuntu 9.10, first 64bit then x86 but in every case the setup starts, i select language / location etc and when the partitioner starts i see no hard disk drive. Same happens if i try the alternate install cd.

I must mention here that if i click on "Exit" and access Ubuntu Live CD desktopm i can go System >Administrator > Disk Utillity and GParted. In both utillities my HD shows up just fine. So what could be the problem ??? I tried starting ubuntu with pci=nommconf irqpoll -> no luckHere is the lspci output :

ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82P965/G965 Memory Controller Hub (rev 02)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82G965 Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)


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Ubuntu Installation :: Lucid - 250GB Sata Hard Disk Not Detected By Partitioner

May 1, 2010

The hard disk is seen in the BIOS.

The partitions on it are accessible via the Places Menu on the Lucid Live CD.

It's just when I try to install, nothing is detected in Step 4 of 8, "Prepare Partitions".

An old 80GB IDE disk, on the other hand is seen by the partitioner.

I am not using RAID and it is not enabled in the BIOS.

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May 28, 2011

ubuntu 8.04 server can not detect seagate sata hard drive 2tb or sata Lg dvdrw x22 sata drive .is it possible to install it without buying a pci ide sata card?is it possible to get a driver for sata driver and sata drive that can be recognise by ubunto 8.04 server ?or to get the files for 1.44 floppy diskdoes the late edition of unbutu recognise sate hdd and sata cdrw drive automaticly during the installation of the unbutu?

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Apr 26, 2010

I just bought a new desktop. I want to set it up as a dual boot windows/ubuntu. I installed my copy of XP on it with no problems. When I ran the Ubuntu 9.10 amd64 installer, the drive partitioner keeps coming up blank. There is no drive map, and all of the controls are faded out. I tried it with just windows on the hard drive first. Then I used GParted to reduce the size of the windows partition and make the rest into an ext4 file system. Same result. I had no problems with this on my Vista/Ubuntu laptop. If anyone has any idea what I'm doing wrong

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Ubuntu Installation :: 9.10 Partitioner - 'Starting Partitioner' Freezes At 47%

Jan 11, 2010

I am having a problem with Installing Ubuntu 9.10 on My desktop. I have burnt the disc at the slowest speeds possible, and tested it on my alternate PC's, and it works. Not only, I have extensively tested the disc to verify it's integrity. So it ISNT the disc. It is a component of my Main Desktop that is causing the issue, I am of the thought it is my IDE hard drive.

Firstly, My Specs;
CPU: Intel Q9550 Quad Core (Running at an Overclocked 3.4ghz)
Motherboard: ASUS P5QL PRO P45 Chipset , 1600 FSB , etc
RAM: 3gb of DDR2 Team Elite RAM (running at 667 in Win 7)
Hard Drives: 500gb Western Digital ECO Sata Drive (Win 7 System Drive) and an IDE 250gb Western Digital drive reserved for Linux (I have coded a boot manager to switch between the two)a DVD-ROM drive is on the other channel of the Single IDE port on the Board
Video Card: ASUS/Nvidia GTS250 1GB

I think that covers all the vital hardware.

My problem is that when i boot into the live CD, and attempt an install, the installer freezes at the point of setting up the partitioner/scanning drives, at 47%. SO, the partitioner does not get a chance to start.

I have a gaming system, and it has all the latest gear, i7, 16gb ram, etc and it installs on that (i plugged in a resh drive to test)

This system I am trying to use ubuntu on is my MAIN system, I use it for study (PhD Science...science geeks rule!) and I am attracted by ubuntu's features, especially for scientists.

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Aug 1, 2010

I have tried to install ubuntu onto my computer using the live CD. It installed fine, and it put grub on sda (which linux sees as my SATA drive). Windows is installed on the ide drive which linux see's as the sdb drive. It was a successful install and in theory it should work, except it find the windows install first so it boots into windows without using grub. I think that linux assigns the drives using the sata first and the ide second, but windows does the opposite and the ide drive is first and the sata is second.

Is it possible to install grub onto the ide drive and get it to dual boot linux or is it possible to use the windows bootloader to recognize the linux install and chainload grub? I am thinking that if I use grub on the ide drive it will throw an error like what happened during my wubi install and it is unable to find the kernel because it is looking for it on sda, but from a windows install it is sdb. I have tried to get the computer to boot from the sata drive, but the mobo is a bit old and I do not think it is supported.

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Feb 28, 2011

I have a HP PC that I have installed a PCI SATA controller in. The PC doesn't support booting from the card.... So here is what I would like to do. (btw..I'm a seasoned noob on Linux.) I would like to be able to boot ubuntu 10.10 from a usb pin drive 2Gb to a point where the kernal can recognize the SATA drive then start the OS from the SATA HDD.

I can see and access the drive if I boot to a live CD but when I install it won't boot because the PC's bios does not see the PCI card. This has to be possible but my Google foo isn't strong enough to find out how. Would a simple GRUB install on the pen drive work?

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Oct 5, 2010

Install of 10.4 64 bit not showing choice of sata drives on install. W 7 on sata a drive, SUSE 11 on sata b drive. Need to load Ubuntu 10.4 on drive b, but not given choice of drives on the install. Only "clear drive" listed on the install window.
This is not the case on 32 bit, a graph with drives listed. W7 a runs Adobe CS5, the Ubuntu 10.4 has excellent font, type display on the live cd.

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Oct 7, 2010

I've been trying to find a solution, I've looked everywhere but no luck. I have a 1TB drive, checked the cable & it's connected to motherboard SATA0. That motherboard is dual booting fine (windows7 + Ubuntu 10.04).

My problem is when I connect the other SATA drive, SATA1. Upon restarting my machine, nothing happens & I dont see any boot menu (grub).

I've checked the bios settings, boot drives are in order:


To check if the second drive has physical errors, I've connected it as SATA0 (alone) & installed successfully windows & ubuntu 10.04. I formatted it & installed ubuntu studio. The drive is working fine. So I formatted it again, & now it's not connected.

How can I make it work? I want SATA0 to have both windws/ubuntu, & the SATA1 to be just a data storage drive.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Disk Partitioner Freezes On Installation?

Dec 18, 2010

I'm a complete noob trying to install Ubuntu Server 10.10 on my first build for use as a file/media server.When I get to the step to partition the drives, the installation freezes. The screen says "Starting disk partitioner" and the progress bar stops at 45%. It has done this three times now, and the longest I waited for it before rebooting was over an hour.I am installing from a flash drive containing the .iso file, and I have the following hardware (in case that matters): asus p7h55-m pro mobo, core i3-540 CPU, 2x4GB ram, WD caviar green 1.5TB, WD caviar green 1TB, and Kingston 8GB SSD.

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Apr 5, 2010

I have a Desktop system using the Intel DG45ID motherboard with integrated graphics. I can't install from the 9.10 LiveCD. It can't find the Hard drive which is on the chipset's SATA controller.However, I can install 9.04 just fine. I can even do the 9.10 upgrade without a problem.Does anyone know if this bug has been reported. I'm hoping 10.4 has this fixed. I'll test the beta to see

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Aug 19, 2010

I am about to do a clean install of 10.04 (64-bit) on a ThinkPad X201. The machine will only be running Ubuntu (i.e., no dual-boot). Is there any reason to use compatibility mode for the SATA boot drive, or will AHCI work fine?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Using A 500gb Sata Internal Hard Drive?

Sep 15, 2010

I have appealed to anyone on this forum site for any help on installing Unbuntu 10.04.1 LTS on a MACBOOK PRO (Mid 2007 Model. Basically I've followed a few threads & posts on how to Quad boot a Macbook Pro & it seems pretty straight forward,however. Ubuntu is not playing ball for some reason?? The first attempt I tried I had the partitions as follows:

I am using a 500gb sata internal hard drive.

WIN 7 - 125gb
STORAGE - 15gb
WIN XP -125gb
MAC OSX - 180gb
FREE SPACE 50gb - Formatted DOS - Which would become the EXT4 & SWAP FILE partition.
After following instructions:


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Ubuntu Installation :: SATA 3.0 & IDE Mode : No Common Cd-rom Drive Was Detected

Mar 12, 2011

I want to install Ubuntu 10.10 via a DVD-ROM but I faild. I got the message "no common cd-rom drive was detected." I have tried to install ubuntu 11.4 and failed too.

Hardware Setting:

DVD-ROM was attached to SATA 3.0 port.
SATA controller was set to IDE mode.
PCH is CougarPoint.

I use the same hardware setting to install Red Hat 6.0 and it works fine. I tried following boot option but in vain: noapic, acpi=off, nodmraid, all_generic_ide. It is ok to boot via a live usb but ubuntu 10.10 still can't find DVD-ROM. I have to use the hardware setting I descripted to install Ubuntu 10.10.



[ 1.892198] ata1: SATA max UDMA/133 cmd 0x3098 ctl 0x30ac bmdma 0x3070 irq 19
[ 3.309652] ata1.01: failed to resume link (SControl 0)
[ 3.469636] ata1.00: SATA link up 1.5 Gbps (SStatus 113 SControl 300)


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Apr 18, 2009

I have just changed my OS from Vista to Linux Fedora 10. After looking at my system I notice my SATA drive was not recognised its my 2nd drive. Is this a normal think or can it be fixed.

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Mar 21, 2010

Somehow Fedora 12 does not find one of my Sata drives (Seagate Barracuda 500GB) on the motherboard (Asus P5Q pro). The drive is attached to SATA_E1, which is a Silicon Image Serial ATA RAID connector. The drive currently has Windows Vista 64-bit OS which has been working fine. Fedora install loads correctly without errors, but only shows my RAID system on SATA ports 1-6.


I have tried showing RAID as IDE in the BIOS, and setting it to compatible mode. Still does not detect.

I have tried setting the drives to ACPI mode in BIOS. No effect.


I'm installing the x86_64 version of Fedora 12. I have run the Debian i686 installer and it picks up this volume without issue.

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Feb 21, 2010

I have been trying to install Ubuntu on my main computer for some time. I think I have two problems: my hard drive and video card. I started with Ubuntu 9.04 but got nowhere. I am now trying Ubuntu 9.10 32 bit. I can at least use the live cd if I put the video on safe mode. Just in case you are wondering, I have tried other distros: Fedora, OpenSUSE, Slitaz, Wolvix, etc. Only Slitaz and Ubuntu 9.10 works on a live cd.

Information on my computer:
OS: Trying to install Ubuntu 9.10 32bit
Motherboard: ASUS M3A78
CPU: AMD Phenom 9500 Quad Core

Video Card: Galaxy Geforce 9500 GT 1GB 128 bit DDR2 (Nvidia) Hard Drive: Hitachi 1 TB Sata Drive 3 Gb/sec 7200 RPM Ram: 4 GB (I think, its been awhile since I built this thing) DVD Burner: LG I think I have two problems: the Sata Hard Drive and the Video Card. When I go to install it, I can get to the install menu but from there all I get is a blank screen. I have tried to put the video in safe mode then install it but I get the same result: a blank screen.

How do I know if Ubuntu recognize the Hard Drive and Video Card? I tried the mount command to see what it sees but I didn't notice any Sata Drives. I was told that I may have to do something with the kernel so it will recognize my Hard Drive. How would I do that?

I have been working on this for awhile now. On a side note, does it matter which Sata Plug the hard drive is on? Right now I have it on the 1st one but I would like to move it to the second one because I want a dual boot system. And yes I know I can use the same hard drive but I would like to keep them separated and use a switch to pick which OS system to use.

While running on the Live Cd, Ubuntu seems to know about my video card and ask to install some drivers but then it asked to be rebooted and it came back up not recognizing anything; video card and hard drive that is. On the live cd I ran the following commands: lswh, lspci, mount, and df. I am not too sure if they will show if the hard drive and the video card are working since I did them on the Live CD. Also on the lspci command, I did this after Ubuntu loaded the driver for the card.


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Apr 16, 2010

I decided to install the Ubuntu Netbook remix (9.10, I believe) on this extra IDE hard drive I had (my other three hard drives are SATA.) My primary hard drive contains a Windows XP, my second contains Windows 7, and my third SATA drive is just NTFS-formatted storage. I went through the installer and choose to format and install on my 40GB IDE hard drive, which it did. Then it finished and rebooted. It apparently decided to install the GRUB bootloader onto the primary hard drive (not the one it was installed on,) which was not my intention. The bootloader froze the boot of my computer and wouldn't work. (Stuck at loading GRUB.) I couldn't even get to the BIOS. So I pulled the plug on the primary hard drive and tried to boot again. I could get into Windows 7 just fine, but that was it. The problem, though, is that the CD drive (also SATA) no longer shows up in My Computer. Also, after changing the boot order and replugging in the former primary hard drive, it wouldn't show up, either. Nor would the IDE one (though I'm pretty sure that's because Windows doesn't understand the EXT (or whatever Ubuntu uses) file system.

Does anyone know why this occurred and how to get those drives to show up in Windows again? I don't really care to get the netbook remix working here, since this isn't even a laptop, it was just an experiment. Also, I'd love to know how to remove GRUB from my primary hard disk so that I can boot from it again.

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Dec 27, 2010

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Mar 2, 2010

I can dual-boot on my PC by using my SATA drive for Windows & a second IDE (PATA) one for Ubuntu.However when I try to install both OS's on the Primary SATA drive side by side only one is detected (and I have no option to boot the other).

I have a friend with the same problem who is trying to boot Win7 and Ubuntu off the same SATA drive and the same issue occurs on his (He doesn't have the second drive as an option as I do).

Does anyone know a way to get side by side installation to work on one (SATA) drive? Failing this is it possible to boot Ubuntu off and External hard drive and still be able to dual boot Windows & Ubuntu?

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Jan 27, 2010

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fdisk -l clearly shows /dev/sda there, and i gparted /dev/sda works like a charm. So why is the installer being so silly and not even allowing me to select it? And I can't go back and choose manual mode or anything, the installer jumps right from Timezone Settins into this partitioner screen. Here is a screenshot of fdisk -l clearly seeing the drive fine, yet the installer not showing it at all. This is one of the things that drives people away from Linux.. It never TELLS you what the problem is

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Jan 16, 2010

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Jul 17, 2010

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Aug 13, 2010

Trying to install Ubuntu 10.04 on a HP 6540b laptop - dual boot with Windows 7. I keep getting stuck on:

1. [GUI install] after step 3 of 7 where a KB layout (I've tried many other layout) is selected then going next and it hangs there trying to do something.

2. [Alternative install] stuck on 45% of scanning disks at "Starting up the partitioner" code...

I've tried desktop 32bit and 64bit install and also alternative 32 and 64. Also tried installing from CD & USB drive.

I guess it's something to do with the disk partition? Anyone come across this before?

I've installed 10.04 with similar dual boot partitions layout on an older HP 6710b without any issues.

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Oct 6, 2010

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Has anybody else had this issue? I'm not sure what to do as I had the same issue on the beta, I just assumed it would be fixed.

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Jun 18, 2011

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sda1 /
sda2 /home
sda3 swap
sda4 /data

/ and /home are relatively small. I put most data files on /data to facilitate hot backup of important data to another drive or machine.

/ and /home are periodically cold backed up with g4l. That said...I noticed that the install partitioner in 11.04 only allows me to select from a list of mount points. / home var etc. I can not type in a mount point of my liking as I have done since I started using Ubuntu about 6.4.Is this Canonical's idea of an improvement?Yes I can manually format the /data partition after install and add it to /etc/fstab. Still I would give Canonical three thumbs down on this enhancement.

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Feb 22, 2011

I tried to install Ubuntu 10.10 Server 32bits and 64bits but each time the installer stopped at 45% during "Starting up the partitioner" with the message "Scanning disks".

I installed Windows 7 64bits on the disks without problem.
I installed IPCop 1.4.20 successfully.

However, I tried to install Fedora 14 32bits and 64bits but it also stopped (ie crashed the partitioner) during the "Install To Harddisk" via LiveCD.

Similarly, OpenNode 1.0 also crashed with a bug report that has alot of python error messages. All mean nothing to me.

I even tried to partition the disks first via Fedora 14 LiveCD. Still the same thing.

Has anyone encountered this sort of problems before? If so, any resolutions?

Could this be the problem with the SATA2 disks?

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Mar 9, 2010

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root (hd0,0)
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Mar 4, 2010

I've posted about this problem on a lot of similar threads and found nothing, so I'm creating a new one in the hopes of finally getting some answers.Ubuntu 9.10 never detected my two, IDE-controlled, non-RAID SATA drives. I never bothered to make it until the PATA drive that was running karmic died. Now I'm trying to dual-boot with my XP install on those SATA drives, but I can't get ubuntu to recognize them.Mobo: ASUS a8v-xe, North Bridge VIA K8T890, South Bridge VIA VT8251, Phoenix AwardBIOSHDs: one SATA 3.0 40 gB Maxtor drive, and one SATA 3.0 500 gB WD drive. The drives are not RAID, and the BIOS lists them as IDE-controlled.The install partitioner does not detect any drives. When I boot off of the live CD, neither GParted nor Disk utility detects them.I have tried each of the following, with no luck:

-removing DMRAID, both in Synaptic and Terminal
-installing with 8.10, 9.10 txt-alternate, and 10.04 Beta
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Aug 17, 2011

At 50% exactly, the installer stops at this point. If I press Alt+F4, the last line states "partman-lvm: No volume groups found". I've tried the full CD install and netinstall. Both the same error. This notebook (a Dell Inspiron z11) i bought it from a friend and he had previously installed Ubuntu on it (he actually had aual boot with Ubuntu and M$.Win.7)When he asked me if I wanted the notebook like that I told him to format the whole HDD so I could install Debian from scratch. So i thought "Maybe my friend screwed up" So I boot up with GParted and reformatted the whole drive on Fat32.

Went back to boot with the netinstall, and got the exact same error. So, after that, I boot my bro's desktop with a Live Ubuntu CD to make the bootable USB (previous attempts were made on M$.Win). So, with this USB made on Ubuntu, guess what? Yes, sir, I got the very same error. I tried to install Ubuntu with the same USB (every time reformatting the USB before making it bootable) and the installation stops after i select the key map. I press quit, and it sends me to the Live version, no problems at all (except that it does not accept the password for my wireless network) Maybe I'm doing something wrong? I've used Universal-USB-Installer-, tuxboot-windows-25 and unetbootin-win-549 to make the USB bootable with the Debian netinstall, all with the same results.

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