[mythtv-users] initramfs + Seagate SATA + G33 boot problems

Reid Anderson reidsanderson at gmail.com
Tue Jan 22 04:44:22 UTC 2008

I am having issues booting my new 7.10 machine.  It's a Shuttle G33 Intel
Core Duo 2.66 with a 500GB Seagate SATA HD and a Lite-on SATA DVD Burner.
 In order to install Mythbuntu, I had to move around my SATA connections
inside.  I read that there seems to be an issue with the SATA headers being
"doublebooked" and that I should move my connections to the highest numbered
SATA headers...  check.  I was then able to install Mythbuntu 7.10, but it
would not boot.  Moved the SATA connections around again a few times, found
a new combination, and it booted.  I then found out that I was only seeing
the first 12 channels of my cable service and had to restart to get into the
setup portion where I could make the change to a different cable provider
option...  wouldn't boot.  Now it won't boot to a LiveCD either.  I keep
getting the same error after the loading bar fails to move for about
30seconds.  I end up back in the BusyBox shell with mention of initramfs, my
ATA header number, and "failed to set xfermode (err_mask=0x40)"
Any help straightening out my SATA problems and getting a reliable startup
(without having to boot from a LiveCD) would be greatly appreciated!

     Reid Anderson
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