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Installer Freezes on Not Finding IDE CD/DVD-ROM Drive
I believe this is caused due to the Intel P965 chipset has no more integrated IDE channel, thus the motherboard usually has an additional chip onboard for an IDE channel. In the current Gigabyte (I got one of them) and ASUS (think they have it too) this is a JMicron JMB363. Until very recently the kernel had a bug inside that made it unable to access the IDE/PATA channel. So If you have and IDE drive or HDD left you will not be able to use it.
Bugs related to this issue
[https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+bug/58358 Installer (Live CD) Stuck at "Uncompressing Linux ... Ok, booting the kernel"]
[https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+bug/55232 CD Detection Failed on install]
[https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+bug/57502 JMicron PATA/SATA Controller does not work]
- Forum Discussions
- External Sources
[http://tinyurl.com/gfq2x A discussion on what may be the same issue]
- GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3 P965 775 (Motherboard)
- MSI MS-7235 P965 Neo Series (Motherboard)
- ASUS P5B P965 Series (Motherboard)
- Gigabyte 965P-DS4 (Motherboard)
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Fixed in Dapper Status/Notes
Fixed in Edgy Status/Notes
I tried Kubuntu Knot 2 tonight with no luck. It got to the start screen, and hit install and it freezes to a blank screen with a blinking cursor at the top left of the screen.