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error using quick DVD
« on: August 10, 2007, 05:51:43 am »
I keep getting the error: ata2.00: failed to set xfermode (err_mask=0x4) after the Kubuntu screen when I'm trying to install. After this error pops up the installation doesn't continue.

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Re: error using quick DVD
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2007, 07:01:51 am »
I keep getting the error: ata2.00: failed to set xfermode (err_mask=0x4) after the Kubuntu screen when I'm trying to install. After this error pops up the installation doesn't continue.

Hi,

We've seen this on one of our installs to. What we did was rebooted and used the boot in 'Protected Mode' Grub menu option to boot the machine. You will then see a lot of console messages scroll through on boot up but you should eventually get to either the KDE Desktop or the LMCE manager window and then the boot will be normal from there. Next time you boot you should be able to let the machine boot using the default Kernel in your Grub menu without a problem.

Once booted dont forget that with the DVD iso install you will need to go into Web Admin and configure your external network settings to suit your requirements. Also even after you have chosen to add 'DVD Playback software' in the add software screen of the Setup Wizard you will still need to run the setup script from the console as follows to make DVD playback work;

sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread3/install-css.sh

Then do a reload router in the Orbiter.

The bootup problem after initial install has been reported to the LMCE guys by the way. Its an artifact of the way the DVD iso was created.

Hope this helps. If not let me know

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Re: error using quick DVD
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2007, 12:30:29 pm »
Your answer would seem to help once its installed, but I can't even install the software

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Re: error using quick DVD
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2008, 04:26:55 pm »
I have also ran into this issue. Mine was caused by Kubuntu 7.10 and a P35 motherboard.

There are tons of "fixes" on the web, but the only one I have found that resolved my issue was to modify the kernel boot line. At the Kubuntu splash screen when you are trying to install, I pressed F6 and added "irqpoll" to the end of the command line before the "--". This allowed my system to boot past that. I later had to modify the /boot/grub/menu.lst and add irqpoll to the kernel lines in there. (You can also hit ESC at the GRUB loader and edit the kernel lines there but it won't stay).

Let me know if that helps.