Inspiron 530 with other distros

Tim Gardner tim.gardner at
Wed Nov 21 12:40:33 CST 2007

Jay Hutfles wrote:
> I have tried Mythbuntu on it, and it does work.  But I've been using
> KnoppMyth for years, and have other KnoppMyth backends in place
> already, so I was hoping to keep them all on the same distro.  I could
> change everything to Mythbuntu, but if I can figure out what's keeping
> KnoppMyth from seeing the hard drive that'd be preferable...
> That's actually what made me realize it's something in Ubuntu that
> handles the SATA drives where the other distros don't.  Any distro
> based on Ubuntu works, like Mythbuntu and Linux Mint.  So I tried
> Debian and other Debian-based distros, and they didn't boot.  I hope
> I'm not just being stubborn, but it's really bothering me that I don't
> know what's causing this.  I don't know if it's a module, or something
> compiled in to the kernel.  If I knew what it was, I'd at least be
> happy in the fact that I could fix it myself.  But I can't isolate any
> differences that should be causing other Debian distros not to see the
> drive.
> On Nov 21, 2007 10:22 AM, Madhusudan Singh <singh.madhusudan at> wrote:
>> On Tuesday 20 November 2007 21:46:35 Jay Hutfles wrote:
>>  ...
>> Try Mythbuntu ?

Try adding 'all_generic_ide=1' as a kernel boot parameter.

Tim Gardner tim.gardner at

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