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Unable to find a medium containing a live file system??

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I have tried several bootable linux CD's (that work fin on my old computer) but whenever I try to boot from them, the linux live CD starts to load, then fails saying "Unable to find a medium containing a live file system". I figure this has to be something with this new Asus P6X58D mobo. I have a sata DVD-RW drive. Any ideas?

Note: I have no problem booting UBCD for example, and the linux live CD's boot fine on my winxp laptop.
post #2 of 7
There's not a silly power option on that motherbaord is there. And are you trying to install the linux OS or are you trying to boot the os from the CD?
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Alright after hours of toiling, I finally figured the bastard out. This is an issue with this mobo. It has 2 sata 6gbps ports that the bios loads on bootup. If there is no device connected to one of these ports, you get an annoying "No harddrive detected" warning message on POST. To avoid this, people (like myself) generally plug in their sata CDROM into it. Well, when trying to boot from a linux live CD, it doesn't support the sata 6gbps ports, only the normal 3gbps ports.

Solution: Plug the CDROM into one of the 3gbps ports instead. Live CD recognized this and booted right up. What a pain in the ass Asus!
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Originally Posted by clawlan;9178067 
Alright after hours of toiling, I finally figured the bastard out. This is an issue with this mobo. It has 2 sata 6gbps ports that the bios loads on bootup. If there is no device connected to one of these ports, you get an annoying "No harddrive detected" warning message on POST. To avoid this, people (like myself) generally plug in their sata CDROM into it. Well, when trying to boot from a linux live CD, it doesn't support the sata 6gbps ports, only the normal 3gbps ports.

Solution: Plug the CDROM into one of the 3gbps ports instead. Live CD recognized this and booted right up. What a pain in the ass Asus!

I had this exact same problem. Thx for solution [+rep].
    
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i7 980XE Asus P6X58D Premium Radeon HD 5870 Patriot Gaming Series DDR3 8Gb 
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Kingston SSD 128Gb; Seagate SATA 500Gb LG BH10 Windows 7 Viewsonic vx2433wm (x3) 
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post #5 of 7
I changed my BIOS hard disk type from IDE to ACHI and it is solved now...
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Originally Posted by clawlan
Alright after hours of toiling, I finally figured the bastard out. This is an issue with this mobo. It has 2 sata 6gbps ports that the bios loads on bootup. If there is no device connected to one of these ports, you get an annoying "No harddrive detected" warning message on POST. To avoid this, people (like myself) generally plug in their sata CDROM into it. Well, when trying to boot from a linux live CD, it doesn't support the sata 6gbps ports, only the normal 3gbps ports.

Solution: Plug the CDROM into one of the 3gbps ports instead. Live CD recognized this and booted right up. What a pain in the ass Asus!
I had the exact same problem. Switched from 6gbps sata to 3gbps sata port and it worked!
Thanks for sharing and saving other people's time! thumb.gif
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I created an account specifically to say thank you. I'm in the middle of my first ever experiment building a computer from scratch and was losing hope. After a week of poking around I found this thread, switched from 6gbps to 3gbps and finally managed to make progress on my setup! Thank you so much!
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