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DVD drive causing failed boot (updated)

Postby ayocam on Wed Jul 18, 2012 12:19 pm

(I am editing to add this information. I have found the cause of the problem. If I move the DVD drive from a ASmedia SATAIII port to a Intel SATAIII port everything runs A OK. Problem appears to be that neither distro supports the ASmedia SATA ports of my Maximus V Gene MB)

I recently installed LMDE 201204 (I started with lm13 cin but after having the same problems thought I would try another distro) The machine hangs on boot and I managed to narrow it down to the DVD, unplugged it and install went like a charm. (after reading my post I thought I should add I unplugged the DVD and did a USB install, was originally attempting to install from DVD) Setup existing RAID and everything else without a hitch. Thought if I plugged drive in after install maybe the problem would be fixed; however, it still persists. I took a couple of pictures of the screen, one from a regular boot and the other a compatibility boot; however, it won't let me post the pictures here so I'll type it all out.

My system is an ASUS ROG Maximus V Gene, i5-3570K, XFX Radeon 6850HD, 250G SSD as OS drive with 2 HDD setup as RAID. My DVD multidrive is a lite-on. I thought I still had the box with an old reader in it but I do not, windows 7 recognizes it at
"ATAPI iHAS324 B ATA Device"

On a regular boot the first error line is:

xhci_hcd 0000:00:14.0: Failed to enable MSI-X
ata7.00: exception Emask 0x52 SAct 0x0 SErr 0xffffffff action 0xe frozen
ata7:SError : { RecovData RecovVomm UnrecovData Persist Proto HostInt PHYRdyChg PHYInt CommWake 10B8B Dispar BadCRC Handshk LinkSeq TrStaTrns UnrecFIS DevExch }
ata7.00: failed command: IDENTIFY PACKET DEVICE
ata7.00: cmd a1/00:01:00:00:00/)):00:00:00:00/00 tag 0 pio 512 in
res 40/00:03:00:00:00/00:00:00:00:00/a0 Emask 0x56 (ATA bus error)
ata7.00: status: {DRDY}

On a compatibility boot the errors on the screen are:
(my blackwidow ultimate is loaded b4 the DVD in this mode)
ata5: SATA link down (SStatys 0 SControl 300)
scsi 6:0:0:0: CD-ROM ATAPI iHAS324 B ALI9 PQ : 0 ANSI: 5
ata8: SATA link down (SStatus 0 SControl 300)
sr0: scsi3-mmc drive: 48x/48x writer dvd-ram cd/rw xa/form2 cdda tray
cdrom: Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.20

After the last line I typed the error continues identical to what I typed previous for the regular boot error starting on the second line. Only very first line is omitted, the 'Failed to enable MSI-X' line

My first time touching Linux in quite a few years and I am very impressed so far! Has come a long way, the install was easy for the most part. I was somehow expecting problems because oh how new my MB is...
I am contemplating making this my main OS (if only I could play bf3 and skyrim)

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated! Thank you all very much for taking the time to read
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Re: DVD drive causing failed boot (updated)

Postby naviathan on Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:02 pm

Have you found any reasonable reason for this yet? I have all six of my Intel ports taken up so I have to put my CD drive on the ASMedia controller.
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