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Re: Re: Another sata failure report


On Wed, 16 Feb 2005, the owner wrote:

I had no problems with the SATA on my VIA controller during installation two months ago. There have been many reports of recent problems with the nVidia board and now for VIA also.

Could you report the BIOS setting for "Using Plug-and-Play OS?"?

The Plug-and-Play should be set to NO for Linux so the BIOS configures the disks first.

The "PnP OS" is set to "No". Also, the on-board Promise SATA controller is disabled. But the problem doesn't seem to arise (at least directly) from the identification of the disk; the first step in the Debian base system installation works OK, no problem in partitionin the disks etc. It's only after the first boot that it fails, freezes.

Of the netinstall images available under http://debian-amd64.alioth.debian.org/install-images/ now, 2005-01-24 is broken (claims it can't find any kernel modules on the CD) and the 2004-12-14 does work for the disks, but doesn't work for the NIC...

Have a nice day,
    Mikael J.

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