I am trying to install Debian AMD64 via the debian-31r0a-amd64-netinst.iso. I use the automatic partition configuration tool and everything goes fine until it is time to install a bootloader. Attempts to install either GRUB or LILO result in a fatal error:
Unable to install GRUB in (hd0). Executing 'grub-install (hd0)' failed. This is a fatal error.
attempts to install LILO on dev/sda and on dev/sda1 result in:
Running "/sbin/lilo" failed with error code "1"
Looking in /dev I do not see any sdX entries. All I see is /dev/scsi...not sure if this is normal.
Also, attempts to manually boot with the following commands:
grub>kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda1
Begins the boot process but it quickly fails with:
VFS: Cannot open root device "sda1" or unknown-block(0,0)
Please append a correct "root=" boot option
Kernel Panic: VFS: Unable to mount root ds on unknown-block(0,0)
I have no problems installing via the debian-31r0a-i386-netinst.iso
Dell PowerEdge Dual Xeon 3.0mhz
Dell CERC SATA 6 channel Hardware RAID (ADAPTEC 26110SA RAID Controller. It uses the aacraid driver. NOTE that the card is stamped with "Adaptec 26110SA" but I think people refer to this card as 2610SA.)
Single 40GB sata drive set up as RAID 0 on the CERC
Onboard sata control disabled
Onboard SCSI controller enabled...with nothing attached
Onboard IDE enabled with CDROM attached