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Re: SATA Silicon Image 3114 support for A64 images ?

Tudiatya wrote:

> Okay, I went from the installer to "Execute a shell", but in the shell,
> lspci was not recognized as a command, so this won't take me further. :( (I
> don't have Linux, WinXP only ! Would it help you if I let a Suse Live CD run
> and lspci from there?)

Yes, that would be great.  It might also be possible to get PCI IDs
from within Windows XP, but I'm not sure how to go about doing that.

BTW, are you sure that it's a SiI 3114 controller that you have?

> What interesting is, that there's a module called "siimage" in the
> installer's list, but I think that's for another type of silicon image
> controller.

Correct.  It's for the SiI 680 ATA133 controller (I have one of these
in a machine at home).  I believe that the autodetection method that
Debian uses for IDE controllers is "load all the drivers and see which
ones work", so that might be why you see that one there :-)

> Would it perhaps help, if the installer would include sata_sil in it's list
> of selectable modules ?

The installer does include the sata_sil module (it's in the same
sata-modules package that the sata_nv module is), it's just a matter
of convincing it that it's the right module for your hardware.  A
quick look at the source code shows that the device IDs that sata_sil
recognises should be the same as the list that Debian uses for working
out which module to load, so it's quite likely that even if you did
convince the installer to load sata_sil, it wouldn't pick up your

Out of curiosity, have you tried a Debian i386 install CD to see if
that picks up your SATA controller?



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