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Re: netinst image not detecting sym53c8xx

Le 2003-11-05 22:59 (mercredi), Joey Hess a écrit / 
On 2003-11-05 22:59 (mercredi), Joey Hess wrote :
> Baltasar Cevc wrote:
> > Two days ago, I downloaded Debian Netinst (large version) and 
> > tried to install the system using it.
> > Please correct me if I'm wrong. I'm using a Smy53c8xx SCSI 
> > controller which usually works well with linux and also 
> > with Debian kernels. 
> > However, using the Netinst CD-ROM it was not detected and 
> > I didn't find a module for it.

Like Baltasar I'm testing sarge installs with the debian-installer and
the target system is a full SCSI machine (disks, cdrom, etc.) I intend
to provide installation reports as soon as possible.

> You were not trying to install using a *scsi* cdrom were you? Those are
> not supported without an extra drivers floppy; you have to boot the
> cdrom and then load the scsi_drivers disk.
> If it's a normal IDE cdrom, you should have gotten all the scsi modules,
> including sym53c8xx, after d-i loaded the rest of itself from cdrom.

Could you give more information on the loading of "external" modules
please ? Why and how should it be done ?

I'm following this list for some weeks now, and I couldn't remember
having read anything related, but I don't understand everything that's
beeing said on the list though.

Why SCSI drivers, and I guess some others, are not "included" in the
netinst iso ? Is it a temporary situation ?

Maybe updating the Installation Howto would benefit others ?

Cheers and thank you,

Marc-Aurèle DARCHE  <http://www.cynode.org/>
AFUL <http://www.aful.org/>
Association Francophone des Utilisateurs de Linux/Logiciels Libres
French speaking Linux and Libre Software Users' Association

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