Bug#340390: Installation report: no disks detected
Boot method: CD
Image version: etch beta1 http://cdimage.debian.org/pub/cdimage-testing/etch_d-i/i386/beta1/debian-testing-i386-netinst.iso
Date: 2005-11-22 22:00 Pacific
Machine: OmniPro Intel System
Processor: P4 630 3GHz
Partitions: one DOS parition from Win98 installer Fdisk
Output of lspci and lspci -n: ? sorry
Base System Installation Checklist:
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it
Initial boot worked: [O]
Configure network HW: [O?]
Config network: [ ] cable not connected; skipped
Detect CD: [O]
Load installer modules: [?]
Detect hard drives: [E]
Partition hard drives: [ ]
Create file systems: [ ]
Mount partitions: [ ]
Install base system: [ ]
Install boot loader: [ ]
Reboot: [ ]
The installer did not detect any hard drives. I suspect this has
something to do with the motherboard, which I think is relatively new:
Intel D945PSNLK. One 250GB WD SATA hard drive. The block diagram
shows that the Intel 945P chipset controls the drive via the Intel
Still, I thought this was pretty generic; I'm a bit surprised there
was a problem. The vendor did say the hardware should work with
The system also has a floppy and and DVD/CD drive; I booted off the
fdisk /dev/hda when I shelled out reported it couldn't find the device.
It's a new machine.
I was a little surprised to see a reference to devfs in some of the
material that flew by. Other messages suggested a 2.6 kernel; I
thought it used udev, not devfs.
I gave this a shot because my initial Win98 installation got hung up.
The Win98 installer did detect and partition the hard drive, though
the reported size (40G) was much smaller than the actual size (250G).
I manually create one 6G partition at the start. The Win98 install
hung up before I got to format the partition.