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Re: Install problem on Supermicro X6DHT-G system

On Fri, Dec 30, 2005 at 01:43:07PM -0500, Stephen Woodbridge wrote:
> I'm trying to install on a Supermicro X6DHT-G motherboard system with 2 
> EM64T processors, using a CD built from debian-31r0a-amd64-netinst.iso
> The system boots to the CD and starts the installer, but it can not find 
> a driver for the CD-ROM. The CD-ROM is on IDE Channel 1 Slave and IDE 
> Channel 0 Master is a 250GB SATA1 drive.
> The Installer complains about unavailable modules:
> e1000
> ide-mod
> ide-probe-mod
> ide-detect
> ide-floppy
> Any ideas how to work around this problem?

What is the chipset on that board?

It may simply be too new for the 2.6.8 / 2.4.27 kernel in sarge.  Which
did you boot with?  Default is 2.4.27, if you boot with linux26 it uses
2.6 kernel which tends to work better.

Using an installer with 2.6.12 might work better too.

Making sure the bios setting has the SATA controller in native mode also
tends to help, since combined/emulated ide mode tends to screw up the
pata ports under linux when the sata driver loads.

Len Sorensen

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