Ultra 100 BIOS is not installed because there are no drivers attached.
Posted on 2007-04-02
I am installing an older computer for a colleague (P3 700MHz) which has currently no OS installed. When booting the Windows XP disc, a bootdisk or Ubuntu Live CD is always goes wrong in the beginning: after recognizing the drives it ends with the message "Ultra 100 BIOS is not installed because there are no drivers attached." Whatever I tried it did not work: resetting the BIOS to defautl settings, disabling S-ATA settings (IDE drives, no RAID construction AFAIK)... it keeps coming back.
I do not expect that somebody changed any hardware config between reformatting the disc, and the current attempt to reinstall the OS. So I am very curious to know whether there might be some additional BIOS setting that I should have noticed.... or something else.
When booting, it first shows Award Medallion BIOS 6.0 and afterwards it shows UltraBIOS 2.01 - just before it goes wrong.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.