[sf-lug] ubuntu server 8.04 doesn't seem to see IDE drives

jim jim at well.com
Fri Dec 19 17:02:33 PST 2008

   i should note that i put a knoppix 3.4 CD in the 
machine's DVD/CD-ROM drive and got the expected 
knoppix GUI. i invoked a terminal window and used 
shell command such as fdisk and mke2fs and mount and 
df and ls and so forth just fine. 

   so how come the ubuntu server 8.04 CD doesn't 
also work just fine? 

On Fri, 2008-12-19 at 16:36 -0800, jim wrote:
> i've got a supermicro with a motherboard that's got 
> two 250GB IDE drives. i'm trying to install ubuntu 
> server 8.04 from the inboard CD-ROM/DVD RW drive. 
> the installation program starts off okay until it 
> complains about not finding a common CD-ROM drive. 
> i drop to a shell, ls /dev and hey! no /hd{a,b...}. 
> is there a trick or fix? 
> jim 
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