I hope this is in the correct place and that someone will be able to help out.
I have an old computer, where I installed ubuntu 9.10 on and it told me that my 80Gb WD hdd was failing imminently. So I went and bought a 500Gb SATA hdd with a sata to ide bi-directional adapter(my mobo only uses SATA for raid I think.). Anyways, I removed the ide hdd and connected the bi-directional adapted to the mobo and then the sata hdd to the adapter, leaving the DVD drives and everything else untouched.
As the hdd is new I placed the ubuntu live cd in the dvd drive and tried to load it but I get a 'Boot failure' message asking to insert a proper boot device or cd. I don't understand why it's doing this and would appreciate any help you can give.
My bios detects both the new hdd and dvd drive and I have set the boot order to dvd/cd,hdd,dvd/cd,dvd/cd.
Thanks in advance