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I have installed Ubuntu 9 on an Asus motherboard,I 3, from a disc; it is installed along with Windows.

Now I have 2 problems:

a) I cannot boot into Linux without changing the sata setting in the bios to anci and I have no internet connectivity also in Ubuntu mode.

b) To boot into Linux I have to change the bios sata setting back to ide and boot to Windows; then my internet connection works fine.

Any help would be appreciated!

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Please remove your Ubuntu partition, recover your Ubuntu bootloader and install Ubuntu 12.04. Ubuntu 9.x is "ancient" and not supported anymore. – Cumulus007 Aug 1 '12 at 18:29
Store any data you want to keep externally though so you dont lose it. – Thomas Ward Aug 1 '12 at 19:00

Ubuntu 9.04 and 9.10 are both past end of life.

This means they are not supported. It is highly inadvisable to install them (if not already installed), and is even more inadvisable to continue to use them because of the lack of updates and security patches. Use 10.04 or 12.04 if you want stability (12.04 is the most recent release and will contain updated packages). The updated versions of Ubuntu (10.04, 12.04) may actually have a fix for these issues.

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Upgrading to 12.04 should fix the issue.

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Can you explain why you believe the problem will go away with 12.04? (The best way to add this information is by editing your answer to include it.) – Eliah Kagan Sep 6 '12 at 13:48

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