I just built my brother a computer. It's an Asus motherboard, with two Barracuda 250g SATA hard drives. I put everything together and powered it up. The Bios recognized both DVD drives, and both SATAs. I burned an Ubuntu CD and tried to install it. It starts to install for like 2 seconds and then it went to a blank screen.
After toying around with everything I decided to unplug his hard drive and plug it into my system (replacing the drive in my system). I put the Ubuntu CD in and powered it up. Everything worked just fine. I was able to install Ubuntu on his hard drive.
Ok, so I then unplugged both DVD drives and the second hard drive from his computer. I plugged in the hard drive with the freshly installed Ubuntu on it. I turn on the computer and it tells me there is a system disk error, and to replace the system disk and hit enter. The Bios recognizes that there is a 250g SATA, but I can't get it to boot. I have all the RAID settings turned off, and have it set to boot from the hard drive.
I don't know what else to try.
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