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Re: newbie last try


> 1.  I am unable to have windows in option for boot-up in GRUB.  During

This is an old bug I reported several months ago already. It is still not
>From what I remember the installer for AMD64 does not have the necessary
scripts to recognize a Windows partition on NTFS. The fix someone
mentioned then was to use the same scripts for AMD64 as i386 already uses.

You can alter the grub menu.lst file once you have the system installed.
There is an example in the comments at the start.

> 2.  When I finish installing the base system and bootloader and
> reboot, I constantly have the same code consistently repeating in the
> shell:
> nv_sata:  primary device added
> nv_sata:  primary device removed
> nv_sata:  secondary device added
> nv_sata:  secondary device removed
> Thsi keeps going on throughout the rest of the install, when trying to
> get apt-get working, to the point where I can't choose options or type
> since this is continually running and bringing the screen down.
> Horribly frustrating and irritating.  No other distributions I tried
> had this problem, x86 or amd64.

I remember seeing a post about this a few weeks ago. IIRC the poster
finished the installation blind and set a few configs afterwards that
fixed this. Check the archives from september for how and what he did.


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