Re: install fails
On Tue, 15 Feb 2005 20:10:12 +0100, Paul Maser <email@example.com>
>When trying to install "sarge" in either expert or expert26 mode I
>get the following at the prompt:
>and then the computer locks up.
>It's a Gateway ALR8300, with one SCSI drive off an on-board AIC
>If I install the woody dist using "vanilla" I can install, but
>when trying to upgrade to kernel 2.4.19 it boots with the agpgart
>module and freezes. I compiled a new kernel with AGP turned off,
>but it still tries to run agpgart and freezes on boot.
Answered my own question:
It seems that Gateway installed the cdrom on the primary ide bus
and debian doesn't like this when you boot off a SCSI. I moved the
cdrom ide cable to the secondary ide and now it boots off the
cdrom and finds the SCSI hard drive. That only took a couple of
years to figure out.