I replaced the LiteON with a CD-ROM with the same results. CD-ROM as slave as well as as master. The drive is usually connected via /dev/scd0
It could be that kernels below 2.6.20 don't manange to handle the dual core system. Many people have boot problems using for example Ubuntu Dapper while Fesity runs out of the box.
Ok - got some more infos about the problem:
It looks that only the very new OS like madriva 2007, fedora7, suse latest and feisty have the drivers in their kernels to handle DG965RY with dual2core processors, sata drives and ide DVD.
I found one interesting post :
http://www.oakcourt.dyndns.org/~andrew/ … de|outline
"If you have an unsupported IDE chipset such as this, you may add 'all-generic-ide' to the command line of your 2.6.15 or later Linux kernel to force the generic IDE driver to claim all unknown IDE interfaces. ''This only works correctly if the PCI IDE generic driver is compiled into the kernel bzImage.'' If it is a module, as it is on debian-installer CD kernel images, this option will do nothing. Knoppix-derived distributions, for sure GRML and Knoppix 5.01, build this driver into the kernel and as such can boot PATA optical drives.
There is a BIOS bug on these boards that prevents MMCONFIG from being used to configure the PCI bus. If it is used the system will hang early in boot. Details and a patch are here. To fix this on kernels that do not blacklist MMCONFIG on this board, boot with:
This is not an issue on 2.6.18 and later.
The Fedora Core 6 installation DVD, at least the x86_64 edition, may require the 'irqpoll' option in addition to the 'pci=nommconf' option above. The failure mode if this is a problem is interrupt timeouts on SATA peripherals. This has happened on one system with a SATA hard disk. Thank you to Brent Stephens <brent at stephenscorp dot com> for this tip.
No live CD distribution I tried to boot from had anything later than 2.6.16, except for Knoppix and GRML which had 2.6.17. "
This is probably the problem for installaing old linux distros and I have the feeling it is the problem why gparted doesn't boot properly.
The solution - pray and it will come ...
Pray harder and it might come sooner ...
Become a programmer and do something about it and it will be there tomorrow ...
I am not a programmer.
What comes next?
One can use the Fesity live DC to use some functions of gparted but not the full set.
"Installer Freezes on Not Finding IDE CD/DVD-ROM Drive
I believe this is caused due to the Intel P965 chipset has no more integrated IDE channel, thus the motherboard usually has an additional chip onboard for an IDE channel. In the current Gigabyte (I got one of them) and ASUS (think they have it too) this is a JMicron JMB363, in Intel motherboards it's a Marvell 88SE6101 controller. Until very recently the kernel had a bug inside that made it unable to access the IDE/PATA channel. So If you have and IDE drive or HDD left you will not be able to use it.
I would guess most people have a SATA drive with such a new computer. The trick to it is then to avoid the PATA CDROM for installation (though the BIOS can boot off it). Utilising USB, you can do the following:
* Install Ubuntu from USB stick as per [WWW] https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Insta … omUSBStick
* Boot off the PATA CDROM and copy a KNOPPIX installation to USB stick. KNOPPIX will utilise kernel etc from the CDROM and then resume booting from USB stick.
Either of these methods has worked for me just fine. "
Have a look at this post:
http://www.sysresccd.org/forums/viewtop … =4409#4409