06-09-2010 02:20 PM - edited 06-09-2010 02:29 PM
SOLUTION : The issue is with the disc controller (XFX 8200 mobo)...the param is pci=nomsi. Without pci=nomsi the drive will NEVER be detected. NEVER EVER.
Title says it all. The boot error is something like "can not IDENTIFY". I had it working for a while using a special boot param (noapic or something) BUT that setting was lost now I can't use this drive in linux AT ALL.
No live cd's ive tried detect it. The ubuntu install ON THAT DRIVE no longer boots because the boot param has been lost.
I've already tried all the bios tricks - they do not apply to this situation.
I've tried :
- multiple ubuntu cds
- debian cds
- suse cds
- fedora cds
The drive works. The drive is not bad. But it doesn't interface well with linux *without* the special boot param that I can not remember.
06-10-2010 06:25 AM
Thanks for sharing that bit of info - I think it will come in handy for me personally, and may come in handy for others no doubt.