only supports 8 IDE disks

Bug #94642 reported by H. Wright on 2007-03-22
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
grub (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: ubiquity

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/ubiquity", line 130, in ?
  File "/usr/bin/ubiquity", line 55, in install
    ret =
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/ubiquity/frontend/", line 264, in run
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/ubiquity/frontend/", line 553, in progress_loop
    raise RuntimeError, ("Install failed with exit code %s; see "
RuntimeError: Install failed with exit code 1; see /var/log/installer/syslog and /var/log/syslog

H. Wright (hanzman2002) wrote :
H. Wright (hanzman2002) wrote :
H. Wright (hanzman2002) wrote :
Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

You seem to have your root filesystem on a disk plugged into the sixth IDE controller. Unfortunately the GRUB boot loader only supports up to four IDE controllers. I've filed this upstream:

Perhaps you can work around this by plugging the disk into a different controller?

Changed in ubiquity:
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
dino99 (9d9) wrote :

outdated report & no more maintained distro; please send a new one if that issue still exist (using ubuntu-bug)

Changed in grub (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
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