linux + SATA CD/DVD drive = no dice?

Posted on 2005-05-13
Last Modified: 2013-12-15
I have a system with a SATA CD/DVD drive. I burned the Xandros 301 ISO to CD and then booted with it. For some reason it's able to boot with that drive, but it then says it can't find the Xandros CD or Xandros ISO image. What's up with that? It just booted off that drive, so obviously it's able to read from it. Why does it choke trying to find the ISO image?

If I want to install linux do I need to buy an ATA CD drive?
Question by:HappyEngineer
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    Accepted Solution

    Try to turn off SATA enhanced mode in BIOS, first.

    Author Comment

    I don't see any options in the bios for SATA enhanced mode. It's possible to enable or disable SATA and there's SATA spread spectrum which is currently disabled.

    My bios is:
        Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
    would it help to install a linux bios (I seem to recall there's a linux bios. I've never used it before.)
    LVL 14

    Assisted Solution

    What is your Motherboard ? (Vendor + Name so i can possibly download a pdf of the manual)
    Would help if i could take a look at the BIOS manual to see how the option is called for you BIOS.


    Author Comment

    Thanks for the help, but I just went and bought a new ATA cdrom.
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