Bug#603694: debian-installer: Toshiba Portege IDE controller unsupported by libata in 2.6.32
I installed the Beta1 squeeze netinst ISO on an old Toshiba Portege 3020CT
notebook. The installer ran fine to completion, then failed to find the
root filesystem on first boot.
The Installer had told grub to pass "all_generic_ide" to the kernel, but
the resulting libata driver fails to find the IDE controller on this
Forcing the loading of ide_generic gets the controller detected (albeit
with very low throughput).
There may be some Toshiba IDE controller support from 2.6.33 in libata.
Dunno if this is really an installer or a kernel bug....
-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
APT prefers testing
APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-openvz-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
-- no debconf information