Problems installing 8.04.1 alternate amd64 on HP xw6400
On 09/12/2008 07:04 AM, nmoore wrote:
> I have an HP xw6400 with a TSST TS-H492C CD-RW/DVD-ROM and a Maxtor
> ATLAS10K5_146SAS hard disk. When I boot off the Ubuntu 8.04.1 alternate
> amd64 cd neither device is recognized. There is a message about "SRST
> failed" before the installer interface starts and I'm stuck at the
> installation step where the it is looking for the CD-ROM. I've dropped into
> a terminal session to check the output of dmesg and as far as I can tell it
> does not see my optical drive or my hard drive. Loading the ahci module
> does not help to see the CD-ROM. and I don't believe I'll be able to
> partition my hard disk as the mptsas module isn't provided (maybe it's
> built-in or loaded after the CD-ROM is found?). I've tried a few suggested
> boot options such as irqpoll and pci=nomsi as well as changing the settings
> for the SATA interface in the BIOS (eg AHCI+RAID).
> I know this system works fine (from a hardware standpoint) as has been
> running WindowsXP Professional.
> I would appreciate any help.
Did you get this working?
If not, you might try the ide=nodma option to see if that will get past
the SRST failed error.
This also might be of some help:
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