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Elyssa won't boot with USB 2.0 enabled

Postby fudda on Sat Sep 20, 2008 7:20 am

Hi,

I tried to install Elyssa KDE last night on my Desktop Computer. Downloaded ISO, burned CD, inserted, reseted, booted but then the Live CD wouldnt load the OS. It always ended up in white letters on Black screen at BusyBox and couldnt load certain devices.

After loads of trial and error sessions by disabling IDE etc. on my mainboard it did happen to load the Live CD after disabling USB 2.0 onboard. Fine I thought Im going to install (dual boot) and get all the updates, install some USB packages and try again. Said and done.

Of course I had plug in PS2 mouse and keyboard to operate!!!

Set Elyssa up to what I want it to be. Reboot, reenabled USB 2.0 on my mainboard and guess what...

Didnt boot...

Same thing stopping at BusyBox (Debian something) error cant load some devices (or similar)

The Mainboard is a Biostar TP35D2-A7 with P35 Bearlake Northbridge and ICH9 Southbridge. With Daryna KDE it works all fine out of the box. Why doesnt Elyssa?

Any packages or drivers I have to install?

Even downloaded the ISO again and burned with lowest speed. Tested CD, no errors.

I didnt buy my fancy USB mouse and keyboard as decoration. I'd really like to use it under linux as well. Also I cant use USB mass storage devices... Now I have to go to BIOS every time I want to use Windows (playing games) enable USB 2.0 and boot. Going back to work, reboot, BIOS, disable USB 2.0 unplug USB devices, plugin PS2 and load Elyssa.

Needless to say this is rather annoying.

Because of the vast amount of software on the portal for Elyssa and almost none for Daryna, I really dont want to go back to 4.0. Which probably would be the easiest solution.

So if anyone knows how to solve this problem, please help me.

Thanks a lot in advance for any help.

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Re: Elyssa won't boot with USB 2.0 enabled

Postby fudda on Sat Sep 20, 2008 12:14 pm

Tried several BIOS versions. Official and modded. Didnt change anything. Now downloading XFCE and in about an hour I´ll try my l uck with the Live CD. If anyone hase come across this problem too with ICH9 maybe I will have a solution later on this evening. If thats not going to help then I have no idea what to do...
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Re: Elyssa won't boot with USB 2.0 enabled

Postby fudda on Sat Sep 20, 2008 2:51 pm

Just have tried Daryna... same thing :evil:

Ideas? Anyone?

Whole USB stuff works fine under windows... What the hell is wrong with this machine? -.-
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Re: Elyssa won't boot with USB 2.0 enabled

Postby fudda on Sat Sep 20, 2008 3:47 pm

This may be closed.

The problem was due to my stupidity... like so often. :D

I know what the problem was now, wlthough I dont understand it. Oo

When setting up windows I was stupid and instead of Intel ICH9 USB 2.0 Driver I did accidently install VIA USB 2.0. That must have messed up my USB controller on the mainboard and linux kernel was confused when loading its own USB 2.0 driver.

Deep cleaned all drivers in windows and reinstalled ICH9 from Intel. FIXED!

Windows is so messy that its even messed up enough to screw up linux! ;P

No seriously... Im to blame here. So if you ever make the same mistake, remember this thread.

Thanks for the reads though!
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