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Problems with Arch and TA890FXE and Possibly HDD

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Well I've tried it from USB and from CD. From CD it won't even go to the GRUB selection screen. I'm just left with a screen that says something along the lines of

"blah blah ui directive not found blah blah"

From USB I get farther passing the GRUB screen up until the point where its starts to look for the HDD and any other media. Then 30 seconds pass by and I get dropped into a shell with an error relating to not finding anything. (man I wish I took some pictures) It didn't even get to starting the core services.

Ugh, this is frustrating. I just want to my PC right now.
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Hmm, interesting. I just acquired a TA890FXE, and will be updating to Fedora 14.

Do you have any IDE devices attached? Can you try to redownload the image again, or another distro to see if it is the mobo or the image?
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What's the HDD and disc drive setup you have? Any IDE/PATA? For me I can't boot into my IDE(Linux) HDD if I have my bluray drive connected through the ESATA or the SATA connections. I have a different mobo but I'm thinking this is a common issue at least with AMD builds that might relate to the chip/BIOS regarding those controllers on the mobo. I had the same exact problem (wouldn't boot the install image while telling me that it couldn't find a certain directory and then said "dropping into a shell") trying to install any distro until I fixed the boot order in the BIOS and changed the bluray drive to use a USB connection.

If you give the HDD setup you have with the BIOS boot order I'd be willing to try and help.
     
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