Hi, i have an Asrock X58 Extreme (similar to supercomputer) and the same problem."When booting the Ubuntu 9.04 or Ubuntu 8.10 LiveCDs the startup process would crash and we would be dropped down to BusyBox. With the Fedora 10 and 11 DVD installers, the disk controller could not be detected. During this time we had also tried out various BIOS options such as toggling AHCI and disabling some other features, but we were still blocked by these problems. The disk problems were ultimately solved by upgrading the BIOS to the latest available release (1.80) and then using a USB installation mechanism. The Linux distributions would still not work properly with the IDE DVD drive but when using an external USB 2.0 drive and a USB flash drive copy of Ubuntu, the system would fully boot and we could proceed to install Linux."
I've just installed gentoo with an usb pen drive, but the cdrom still is not working.
I've tryed many kernel recompilations without finding a solution.
My cdrom is an ATA/IDE.
I've read somewhere that the ide controller of this m/b is shared with firewire controller.
It was discovered a solution to this problem?
Using a SATA cdrom can i solve this issue?
Thanks for the replyes :-)