I'm trying to install Ubuntu 10.04 on a SATA drive on a desktop computer. It's a 2 TB hitachi. If I go through the standard install process, I get an fsync error. The drive showed up in the installer. When I swapped to the terminal and did an
fdisk -l, it showed the other drives, but instead of sda, I got another error message that was also in
[ 243.128549] end_request: I/O error, dev sda, sector 3907029152 [ 243.128648] sd 3:0:0:0: [sda] Unhandled error code [ 243.128652] sd 3:0:0:0: [sda] Result: hostbyte=DID_BAD_TARGET driverbyte=DRIVER_OK [ 243.128656] sd 3:0:0:0: [sda] CDB: Read(10): 28 00 e8 e0 87 20 00 00 08 00
dmesg had about 250 copies of those four lines.
I checked this question, and even checked the BIOS settings, but I couldn't find anything helpful, so I turn to the mighty collective wisdom of the SE network. Any ideas about what's wrong? Need more info?