I’m trying to install suse 11, but i’m having some trouble - I’ve made a few posts explaining my problems in this thread:
SUSE 11.0 hard drive detection problems - openSUSE Forums
I tried turning off SATA altogether in my computer’s bios to see if it had any effect, and the detection was still stopping at the same place - the boot cd isn’t being mounted (installation stops at ‘mounting compressed tree’ or something similar).
As I said in the other thread I had suspected this was a problem with AHCI but since it still happens with SATA off (and my motheroard doesn’t support AHCI according to one link i found) I think I’m back to square one.
I have been having similar problems with boot cds (ubuntu 7.10, 8.04) and even kernels I have compiled myself since the 2.6.30ish range. I’m using suse 10.3, which was the last distribution that had a cd which would boot.
Can anyone help? There seems to be a serious lack of information about this online. I’m very frustrated at this stage.