Re: Debian installer not recognizing high-numbered HD?
On 24 Mar 2001, Adam Di Carlo wrote:
> Package: boot-floppies
> Version: 2.2.21
> I-Gene Leong <email@example.com> writes:
> > On 22 Mar 2001, Adam Di Carlo wrote:
> > > I-Gene Leong <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > > > hdg: secondary 20G UDMA33 drive (which is where I want to put Debian)
> > > >
> > > > Now, booting with the udma66 disk is trouble-free and the boot messages
> > > > clearly show hde and hdg being recognized. I can mount hdg from a console
> > > > window. However, the Debian installer itself won't let me select hdg in
> > > > Partition a drive and it won't recognize any partitions on hdg I made
> > > > outside using cfdisk.
> > > >
> > > > I'm guessing this is just a little limit problem somewhere where you're
> > > > not checking hd interfaces high enough, but I can't locate the source to
> > > > the installer, so this is the best I can do, letting you know of the
> > > > problem. Thanks in advance for anything you do.
> > >
> > > I thought I fixed this! Can you try the images at
> > > http://people.debian.org/~aph/current/ ?
> > Just did... same thing, I only see hde. Mounted /dev/hdg1 and /dev/hdg3
> > from the console without a problem.
> Ok, this mail is a bug report. To summarize, the devices are there, you
> can mount or format or whatever /dev/hdg properly, but dbootstrap
> does not present /dev/hdg for formatting or anything.
Yes, that's correct. I got ahold of the source to boot-floppies (didn't
know the package name initially) so I'll see if I can spot anything.
I-Gene Leong (Mr.P, zqfmbg, DTC, etc...) --------------- http://pwrsrc.net
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