Could not find ramdisk image

Asked by LouieLouie on 2006-09-15

I have a copy of the Edubuntu live cd I just downloaded yesterday, when I reboot my laptop and run the cd and try to load the live cd I get this message"Could not find ramdisk image: /casper/initrid.gz"

I've been able to load this same cd on my desktop computer and it worked fine.

Here's some info on my Toshiba M40 laptop(custom) thank's for any help.

System Information
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Time of this report: 9/15/2006, 17:24:06
       Machine name: PORTABLE
   Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519)
           Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: TOSHIBA
       System Model: Satellite M40
               BIOS: Insyde Software MobilePRO BIOS Version 4.20.09
          Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.73GHz
             Memory: 512MB RAM
          Page File: 306MB used, 942MB available
        Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS

Disk & DVD/CD-ROM Drives
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      Drive: C:
 Free Space: 35.3 GB
Total Space: 76.1 GB
File System: NTFS
      Model: FUJITSU MHV2080AH

      Drive: D:
      Model: MATSHITA UJDA750 DVD/CDRW
     Driver: c:\windows\system32\drivers\cdrom.sys, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/4/2004 07:00:00, 49536 bytes

      Drive: E:
      Model: ND3035N LBH813F SCSI CdRom Device
     Driver: c:\windows\system32\drivers\cdrom.sys, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/4/2004 07:00:00, 49536 bytes

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System Devices
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     Name: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection
Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_4220&SUBSYS_27418086&REV_05\4&1D3F0FBB&0&20F0
   Driver: n/a

     Name: SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio
Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_266E&SUBSYS_FF101179&REV_04\3&B1BFB68&0&F2
   Driver: n/a

     Name: TOSHIBA Software Modem
Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_266D&SUBSYS_00011179&REV_04\3&B1BFB68&0&F3
   Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\AGRSM.sys, 2.01.0047.0006 (English), 10/28/2004 17:37:50, 1270572 bytes

     Name: Intel(R) 82801FB/FBM PCI Express Root Port - 2662
Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2662&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_04\3&B1BFB68&0&E1
   Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\pci.sys, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/4/2004 02:07:48, 68224 bytes

     Name: Intel(R) 82801FB/FBM PCI Express Root Port - 2660
Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2660&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_04\3&B1BFB68&0&E0
   Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\pci.sys, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/4/2004 02:07:48, 68224 bytes

     Name: Intel(R) 82801FB/FBM USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 265C
Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_265C&SUBSYS_FF101179&REV_04\3&B1BFB68&0&EF
   Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\usbehci.sys, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/4/2004 02:08:38, 26624 bytes
   Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\usbport.sys, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/4/2004 02:08:44, 142976 bytes
   Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\usbui.dll, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/4/2004 03:56:48, 74240 bytes
   Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\usbhub.sys, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/4/2004 02:08:44, 57600 bytes
   Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\hccoin.dll, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/4/2004 07:00:00, 7168 bytes

     Name: Intel(R) 82801FB/FBM USB Universal Host Controller - 265B
Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_265B&SUBSYS_FF101179&REV_04\3&B1BFB68&0&EB
   Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\usbuhci.sys, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/4/2004 02:08:38, 20480 bytes
   Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\usbport.sys, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/4/2004 02:08:44, 142976 bytes
   Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\usbui.dll, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/4/2004 03:56:48, 74240 bytes
   Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\usbhub.sys, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/4/2004 02:08:44, 57600 bytes

     Name: Intel(R) 82801FB/FBM USB Universal Host Controller - 265A
Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_265A&SUBSYS_FF101179&REV_04\3&B1BFB68&0&EA
   Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\usbuhci.sys, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/4/2004 02:08:38, 20480 bytes
   Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\usbport.sys, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/4/2004 02:08:44, 142976 bytes
   Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\usbui.dll, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/4/2004 03:56:48, 74240 bytes
   Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\usbhub.sys, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/4/2004 02:08:44, 57600 bytes

     Name: Intel(R) 82801FB/FBM USB Universal Host Controller - 2659
Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2659&SUBSYS_FF101179&REV_04\3&B1BFB68&0&E9
   Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\usbuhci.sys, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/4/2004 02:08:38, 20480 bytes
   Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\usbport.sys, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/4/2004 02:08:44, 142976 bytes
   Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\usbui.dll, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/4/2004 03:56:48, 74240 bytes
   Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\usbhub.sys, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/4/2004 02:08:44, 57600 bytes

     Name: Intel(R) 82801FB/FBM USB Universal Host Controller - 2658
Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2658&SUBSYS_FF101179&REV_04\3&B1BFB68&0&E8
   Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\usbuhci.sys, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/4/2004 02:08:38, 20480 bytes
   Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\usbport.sys, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/4/2004 02:08:44, 142976 bytes
   Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\usbui.dll, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/4/2004 03:56:48, 74240 bytes
   Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\usbhub.sys, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/4/2004 02:08:44, 57600 bytes

     Name: Intel(R) 82801FBM Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 2653
Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2653&SUBSYS_FF101179&REV_04\3&B1BFB68&0&FA
   Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\pciide.sys, 5.01.2600.0000 (English), 8/17/2001 16:51:52, 3328 bytes
   Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\pciidex.sys, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/4/2004 01:59:42, 25088 bytes
   Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\atapi.sys, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/4/2004 01:59:44, 95360 bytes

     Name: Intel(R) 82801FBM LPC Interface Controller - 2641
Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2641&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_04\3&B1BFB68&0&F8
   Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\isapnp.sys, 5.01.2600.0000 (English), 8/17/2001 16:58:02, 35840 bytes

     Name: Mobile Intel(R) 915GM/PM Express PCI Express Root Port - 2591
Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2591&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_03\3&B1BFB68&0&08
   Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\pci.sys, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/4/2004 02:07:48, 68224 bytes

     Name: Mobile Intel(R) 915GM/PM/GMS/910GML Express Processor to DRAM Controller - 2590
Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2590&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_03\3&B1BFB68&0&00
   Driver: n/a

     Name: Intel(R) 82801 PCI Bridge - 2448
Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2448&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_D4\3&B1BFB68&0&F0
   Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\pci.sys, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/4/2004 02:07:48, 68224 bytes

     Name: Marvell Yukon 88E8036 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_11AB&DEV_4351&SUBSYS_FF101179&REV_10\4&16F6A662&0&00E0
   Driver: n/a

     Name: SDA Standard Compliant SD Host Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_104C&DEV_8034&SUBSYS_FF101179&REV_00\4&1D3F0FBB&0&34F0
   Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\sdbus.sys, 6.00.4069.0001 (English), 8/4/2004 07:00:00, 67584 bytes

     Name: Texas Instruments PCIxx21 Integrated FlashMedia Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_104C&DEV_8033&SUBSYS_FF101179&REV_00\4&1D3F0FBB&0&33F0
   Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\tifm21.sys, 1.00.0002.0001 (English), 9/13/2004 16:40:56, 146304 bytes

     Name: Texas Instruments OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_104C&DEV_8032&SUBSYS_FF101179&REV_00\4&1D3F0FBB&0&32F0
   Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\ohci1394.sys, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/4/2004 07:00:00, 61056 bytes
   Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\1394bus.sys, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/4/2004 07:00:00, 53248 bytes
   Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\nic1394.sys, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/4/2004 07:00:00, 61824 bytes
   Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\arp1394.sys, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/4/2004 07:00:00, 60800 bytes
   Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\enum1394.sys, 5.01.2600.0000 (English), 8/17/2001 08:46:40, 6400 bytes

     Name: Texas Instruments PCIxx21/x515 Cardbus Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_104C&DEV_8031&SUBSYS_FF101179&REV_00\4&1D3F0FBB&0&30F0
   Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\pcmcia.sys, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/4/2004 07:00:00, 119936 bytes

     Name: ATI MOBILITY RADEON X600
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_3150&SUBSYS_FF101179&REV_00\4&266C3FA7&0&0008
   Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\ati2mtag.sys, 6.14.0010.6497 (English), 12/7/2004 09:06:42, 874496 bytes
   Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\ati2dvag.dll, 6.14.0010.6497 (English), 12/7/2004 09:07:04, 221184 bytes
   Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\ati2cqag.dll, 6.14.0010.0265 (English), 12/7/2004 08:21:16, 249856 bytes
   Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2mdxx.exe, 6.14.0010.2494 (English), 12/7/2004 09:01:34, 65536 bytes
   Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\ati3duag.dll, 6.14.0010.0277 (English), 12/7/2004 08:45:24, 2305984 bytes
   Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\ativvaxx.dll, 6.14.0001.0039 (English), 12/7/2004 08:39:46, 434496 bytes
   Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\ATIDDC.DLL, 6.14.0010.0005 (English), 12/7/2004 08:58:54, 81920 bytes
   Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\atitvo32.dll, 6.14.0010.4100 (English), 12/7/2004 08:29:36, 17408 bytes
   Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\ativcoxx.dll, 6.13.0010.0005 (English), 11/8/2001 22:01:04, 24064 bytes
   Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\ati2evxx.exe, 6.14.0010.4110 (English), 12/7/2004 08:59:24, 425984 bytes
   Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\ati2evxx.dll, 6.14.0010.4110 (English), 12/7/2004 09:01:10, 94208 bytes
   Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\atipdlxx.dll, 6.14.0010.2493 (English), 12/7/2004 09:02:00, 131072 bytes
   Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\Oemdspif.dll, 6.14.0001.0011 (English), 12/7/2004 09:01:44, 106496 bytes
   Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\ati2edxx.dll, 6.14.0010.2495 (English), 12/7/2004 09:01:26, 30720 bytes
   Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\ATIDEMGR.dll, 1.00.1803.0368 (English), 12/7/2004 11:12:18, 200704 bytes
   Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\atifglpf.xml, 12/7/2004 04:26:08, 9490 bytes
   Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\atioglxx.dll, 6.14.0010.4777 (English), 12/7/2004 09:31:48, 6623232 bytes
   Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\atiiiexx.dll, 6.14.0010.4004 (English), 12/7/2004 11:46:46, 294912 bytes

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LouieLouie
Solved:
2006-09-17
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2006-09-17
Last reply:
LouieLouie (barorose) said : #1

I couldn't find the website I originally found this information at but here is a workaround for my problem.

At the screen after the liveCD is loaded(where you can chose to start or install Ubuntu) hit the key for extra options then type (without the quotes) "echo options libata atapi_enabled=1 >> /etc/modprobe.conf" then press enter. I found this website containing the information and other info http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Problems_with_SATA_and_Linux.

The reason I have had problems getting Ubuntu to boot with this laptop is because the disc drive is a SATA CD/DVD and quite a few diffrent versions of Linux seem tohave trouble booting from a SATA disc drive.

Any other comments would be appreciated. Thank you.