Netinst Fails to Recognize SATA Components
I purchased an HP desktop with a SATA hard drive and a SATA dvdrom/cdrw
and added a second SATA hard drive on which I want to install Debian Etch.
I downloaded debian-40r1-amd64-netinst.iso, burnt a cd and booted the
box with the cd. Initially all went well - i.e. the netinst program
booted and starting asking questions. Then it hung saying it needed a
cdrom driver and asking for a floppy. There is no floppy drive.
If happens that last spring I loaded testing netinstall on a usb stick.
I still have it so I booted the box from the usb stick. All went well
until the step for formatting a hard drive. The only hard drive
recognized was the usb stick itself! This doesn't work; I already made
that mistake last spring.
Clearly the SATA components are not recognized by either programs.
I have also booted the box from a Debian Live cd and that works fine.
My network uses static IP addresses which were set when I built the cd
so I can go online with no problem, run xfce and do other nice things.
My only problem is installing Debian on the second hard drive. (Note:
My daughter's employer insists on XP so that's on the first hard drive.)