Linux will not see my hard drive during installation

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by Trevor, Aug 26, 2006.

  1. Trevor

    Trevor New Member

    I am trying to install ubuntu on my system and it hangs just after network setup. This is as it is trying to configure the hard disk.

    I have switched to try to install SUSE and this gives me more information. It actually tells me it cannot find any hard drives in the system.

    Looking in the BIOS I have noticed my hard disk is attached to the third IDE primary controller and the first IDE controller is empty. I thought I would just put the disk on the first controller; but when I opened the case I found that the first cable connection is different to the cable on my disk. It looks like my IDE controllers 1 & 2 are large ribbons (DVD on 2nd) and 3 & 4 are small ribbons, more like cables actually. I think this is SATA; would that sound right?

    How can I install ubuntu with that type of setup?
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    It's possible you need a newer kernel when you use SATA drives. Do you use the newest Ubuntu (6.06)?
  3. Trevor

    Trevor New Member

    Yes, 6.06 server downloaded within the last week.
  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Maybe your hard drives are too new even for Ubuntu... Did you try Fedora? Or maybe the Knoppix Live-CD, it always contains the newest drivers.
  5. Trevor

    Trevor New Member

    Thank you, Fedora is being installed as we speak

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