Re: SATA drive probs: Knoppix OK, but nothing else
I'd like to report that I believe I have the same or at least, very similar model HD as this person and am experiencing the exact same symptoms with LILO (999s all over the screen), and despite many suggestions from
irc.debian.org #debian, GRUB doesn't work either as when booting it halts with a error 17, which despite the configuration seeming fine still happens (and according to the grub manual that error means grub is halting because it is trying to mount an existant partition but the partition is formatted in a way grub doesn't know how to handle properly) seems like there's an issue with Debian and this drive...:-(..was attemtping this all with Debian Sarge (suggestions were things like, try running the grub installer from knoppix, try changing the root (hd..) entry in the
menu.lst file, etc but no dice :-( ...even tried repartitioning and reinstalling both grub and lilo numerous times (and for lilo, tried both from mbr and from a partition numerous times but no go either way) and still no go)...also neither the default
2.4.... installer kernel or the newer 2.6 one seems to have megaraid included which I think should be included in order to allow debian to be installed on hp netserver systems whose HD setup takes advantage of the embedded HP NetRAID controller (like my HP NetServer LH3R does but I can't install Debian because it doesn't seem to have the megaraid controller...:-( )
On 3/16/06, Hugo Vanwoerkom <email@example.com> wrote:
I have a new SATA drive (WDC WD800JD-60LUA0) that I have problems with
getting recognized by Sarge.
Knoppix finds it OK, I can partition the disk, write to it, no problems.
Debian Installer, finds it, identifies it, but with
installation on another PATA partition the GRUB boot fails with 99999's
over the screen.
Same with Debian3.1r1 Debian Installer using expert26 and lilo: that
boot also fails with 9999's on the screen.
Booting into my normal Sarge with lilo hangs at the start with the drive
If Knoppix has absolutely no problems, I believe my problems are all
software related. Knoppix finds it as /dev/sda. I created ext2
partitions 1-7, no problems. I was unable to run lilo from Knoppix: got
errors that he could not find the right device mapper.
Anybody have a clue as to what to google for, or what to do next to get
a bootloader to run with the drive connected?
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