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[Bug 596856] Re: cannot access HD from installation CD



I have had a chat with Kevin regarding these issues and he has confirmed
my initial thought. This is that these issues are outside the scope of
the manual.

The Ubuntu Manual's primary goal is to be a getting started guide. It
isn't really a troubleshooting guide.

Thanks for logging bugs with the manual. It is a big help.

** Changed in: ubuntu-manual
       Status: New => Won't Fix

** Changed in: ubuntu-manual
    Milestone: None => edition-2

** Changed in: ubuntu-manual
     Assignee: (unassigned) => Chris Woollard (cwoollard)

cannot access HD from installation CD
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Status in Ubuntu Manual: Won't Fix

Bug description:
Hi Guys,

I could not agree more with Bejamin's latest blog posting. There is still a lot of work to be done on ubuntu before it will become mainstream. 

I think you should include something about SATA II drives and bios settings in the manual. Most pcs have the IDE protocol in the bios enabled by default which works fine with SATAI drives and linux. I ran both ubuntu 7.10 and mint 8.0 on a win xp dual bootable system. However, I recently had to replace my drive with a SATA II drive (Seagate ST350041 BAS) and neither ubuntu nor mint could see the drive unless I enabled the AHCI controller settings in the bios. Then of course I could not see my WIN XP partition as the AHCI drivers were loaded. Unfortunate this can only be loaded during the installation of the OS, so had to enable ACHI and reload windows before I could access both partitions. There are several postings on the installation & upgrade forum about guys not being able to see their hard drives. I believe the problem may be related to kernel 2.6.19.

A second point, the in-line sound is disabled by default in both ubuntu and linux. This can be only be fixed via the teminal. There are several postings regarding this setting. 

Hope these suggestions will be helpful.


Dave (dave.lizamore@xxxxxxxxx)