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Re: installation failure on nforce2 chipset

On Thu, Apr 24, 2003 at 08:52:28PM -0300, Rafael Uemura wrote:
> ok, I always used debian for almost everything except games, but now that
> I've got a new computer with nforce2 chipset (Asus A7N8X Deluxe) I just
> can't install debian 3 potato on it. I'm getting this error during cd-bootup
> installation (cd1 or cd5, doesn't matter):
> PCI_IDE unknown IDE controller on PCI bus 00 device 48
> chipset revision 162
> not 100% native mode: will probe irq later
> then my computer hangs. Searching various websites, just find out I need
> kernel 2.4.21pre3-ac1 to partially support nforce2 IDE controller, now what
> I have to do to make an installation floppy with this kernel? At the moment,
> I couldn't find any website with bootfloppies using this kernel.

The bf24 flavor may work for you (you should be installing woody, 
not potato). If not, there is a chapter in the installation manual
on replacing the kernel on the rescue floppy.


Chris Tillman
- Linux Rox -

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