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    unable to find any devices of the type needed for this installation

    i'm having amd athlon X2 dual core processor 5000+ 2.60 ghz processor on nvidia motherboard
    320 gb westerndigital sata hard disk
    2 gb ram

    i'm facing problem while making my desktop dual boot
    i'm having windows xp service pack 2 os on which i'm installing linux 5.1
    when i boot from dvd i'm displayed unable to find any devices of the type needed for this installation type
    i also used linux all-generic-ide irqpocl pci=nommconf
    it worked and the installation was done but after reboot i recieved error message of kernel panic
    i'm having sata hd then how were my partitions labeled as hda during installation

    please suggest me solution for this problem

  2. #2
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    Please check your BIOS for any SATA/Legacy IDE settings....or you might need to update your BIOS if more than a few years old.
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    thanks for reply sir

    what i have to check in bios and how to update bios

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    acpi exception

    i had actually found what is the problem
    it is
    ACPI Exception (acpi_processor-0681): AE_NOTE_FOUND, Processor device is not present [20060707]

    how to overcome this issue...if any one help i'll be highly obliged

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