|Okay, this is really too much ... either I lost all my mind or there's something wrong in Ubuntu?|
You know what guys? I'll forget whatever I've learned about Computers from personal experience and will start from ZERO as this is totally new to me. With Windows, I've never had such problems whatsoever!!!!!
There you go!
Everything was extra perfect last night and this morning. Afternoon, I decided to return everything to its place (those who have been following up with this thread, will understand what I mean) which means I had to return my Maxtor IDE 40GB HDD to its place and same for the DVD Drive as both were outside my tower/case. Why is that? because simply my main SATA WD HDD is DEAD :'( that's it, it won't work anymore (there was tick-tick sounds months ago, I took it off and put it somewhere, I decided to check it recently and it was working fine until I had to turn my PC on and off for 100 times for the last 3 days so it passed away. Tick-tick sounds came back without stop and I've tried my best to get it work but nothing happened).
What happened is, I tried to check whether Ubuntu will boot up if I connected my Maxtor 40G IDE HDD (this is where Ubuntu installed) to another IDE channel [ I have 4 SATA Channels - SATA 0, SATA 1, SATA 2 and SATA 3] + [ I have 3 IDE Channels - IDE Channel 1, IDE Channel 2 and IDE Channel 3] and the MB is Gigabyte.
Yesterday, when I installed Ubuntu and it worked, my Maxtor 40G IDE HDD was connected to IDE Channel 1. Today, I connected it to IDE Channel 2 and yes, same hassle, BIOS detected it as SCSI (http://i53.tinypic.com/2lcfns.jpg) so I turned my PC off and installed my Maxtor 40G IDE HDD to IDE Channel 1 where BIOS detect it as IDE and everything should be fine. So far so good.
I turned my PC on, couldn't boot from Ubuntu AT ALL. I've tired everything you can imagine but absolutely nothing. I even unplugged every other device (my 2nd SATA HDD and DVD Drive) so that my Maxtor 40G IDE HDD will be the only HDD/device installed on my MB but still, NOTHING.
Above all, when I tired to put my USB-Stick to install Ubuntu again, I couldn't do that. ALL what I get is either lots of codes/info and there's something start with "init" like that (init .....) but I forgot the word (sorry) OR Ubuntu logo with the dark purple background with the 5 flashing dots. I left my PC for 1 hour doing that (flashing dots) and still no response.
Now, I've tried again but the only way I managed to boot from my USB-Stick and access the Internet and write here is:
1- I unplugged ALL the devices from the MB
2- Plugged an external HDD to USB port
3- Booted from the USB-Stick (the same one I used to install Ubuntu yesterday)
4- And here I'm able to access the forum BUT without my Maxtor 40G IDE HDD.
I hope it's clear so far.
Summary: my Maxtor 40G IDE HDD has Ubuntu just installed yesterday and I was able to login this morning, afternoon, NOTHING at all. The worst part that I don't ever understand is I CAN NOT even install Ubuntu again using my USB-Stick.
I got the Menu where it says:
1- Run Ubuntu from this USB
2- Install Ubuntu
3- Boot from the first HD
But when I choose all the above options, same dark purple background with Ubuntu's logo and the 5 amazing flashing dots!
By the way, I can not install Windows nor Ubuntu on my 2nd SATA HDD because simply it's all what I got now with ALL my data. I can't take the risk of losing more stuff.
My External HD is 20GB. It's an internal HD and I put it in a HardBox so that I can use it as an external HD.
Is there any chance that I might get my Maxtor 40G IDE HDD working again with Ubuntu or what shall I do now?
THANKS A LOT!