Re: Cannot boot sarge distribution
> I just downloaded the latest sarge snapshot cd from
> http://gluck.debian.org/cdimage/testing/netinst/i386/ and tried
> installing, but had two separate (I think) problem. I used the
> vanilla linux kernel provided, presumably knowing the right
> paramters to use can alleviate the problems, but I don't know what
> they might be...
> 1. I have a MS Natural Pro keyboard, which has a combination
> usb/ps2 connector, both of which I have connected to my machine.
> When selecting a keyboard (step 2 in the install process, I think) I
> get this error:
> "segment fault kbd-chooser's postinst existed with status 35584"
This is actually two problems. A bug in kbd-chooser crashing if the
keyboard definitions are missing, and the missing keyboard
definitions. Check #205381 "kbd-chooser's postinst exited with status
35584". A workaround is to install the console-data-at udeb first
(using anna), then it should run without crashing.
> 2. I have a PDC20276 (Promise) sata raid controller, and the next
> step of the install (locating cd-rom drives, I think) hangs my
> machine with this message on the screen:
> "Detected module 'ide-prod-mo' for 'Linux IDE probe Driver'"
> Can anyone suggest some next steps for me to try? TIA,
No idea. Bad driver, HW or something else? Is the module name
correct for your controller?