Re: Installing on an SiI680?
I'm trying to install Debian on my second computer and have ran into
some problems... All my hard disks are connected to my computer via an
SiI680 based PCI IDE controller...
Now, it seems that the Debian CD's that I have (3.0r1) dont have the
siimage driver built into the kernel...
I've tried every flavor of kernel that the CD's have to no avail. I
know why now -- linux-2.4.18 which is was the bf24 image is based on doesnt
have the SiI680 driver in the source tree.....
I thought I'd try grabbing the driver off of one of my Redhat machines
and stuffing it onto an 'essential driver floppy', but that failed
miserably with errors about not being able to read the ELF header... The
kernel version I tried to use siimage.o from was 2.4.25 -- once again, the
2.4.18 doesnt have this driver in its source tree so I couldnt compile a
Next thing I tried was the 'driver-[1-4].bin' images on the CD's...
None of these would read -- It gave me an error about not being the right
disks and such, even though I tried multiple floppies (in case one was bad)...
On to the next thing I've been trying... I thought I would compile a
2.4.25 kernel and drop it into the Debian 3.0r1 CD image and try to get it
integrated so I could boot the newer kernel and be able to install...
Unfortunantly that is proving to be more difficult than I originally
Does anyone have any advice for me? Should I continue on the road of
remastering the Debian CD #1 so I can boot? Is there a way to boot from
floppies and install from CD? Better still, is there a way to fix the
'Cannot read ELF header' error? Or is there a way to backport the siimage
driver to 2.4.18 so I have a real copy of it?
Any advice would be apprecaited.