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Bug#247101: Sarge d-i beta4 installation to Dual-Opteron PC

* Toshikazu Aiyama, Ph.D. <tyaiyama@yahoo.com> [2004-05-03 02:32]:
> ***Please make libata as an option in the coming new kernel image
> because current version forces SCSI disk implementation; thus
> forcing partitions up to 15 or 16.

Is SCSI limited to 15 partitions?  I thought SATA is usually done
witth libata, and hence SCSI emulation.  What are the alternatives?

> 1. Warning only 896MB will be used.
>    Use a HIGHMEM enabled kernel.
>    896MB LOWMEM available.
> 	*** Recompile kernel

This doesn't matter for the installation; the installer will install a
proper kernel with highmem support (at least it will if you use the
full CD, not the netinst image).

> 2. Can recognize 2 CPUs, but refuse to use it.
> 	*** Recompile kernel

Same here.  It should recognize SMP and install the -smp kernel.

> 3. Starting PCMCIA services: Linux Kernel Card
> Services
>      options:  [pci] [cardbus] [pm]
>    cardmgr[1718]: no sockets found!
>         *** Purge popularity-contest ppp pcmcia-cs

PCMCIA should now not be installed anymore.

> 7. Does not recognize SATA disk.
> 	*** kernel bug!
> 	But the following debian kernel forces libata versicn
> which currently emulate SCSI device; thus effectively
> ignoring
> partition above 16.

Can you try a daily image from
http://gluck.debian.org/cdimage/testing/sarge_d-i/ and see if any of
the issues you've reported there have been fixed.  In particular, can
you look how well SATA is supported (both with 24 and 2.6, ie boot
with linux and linux26).  (Although it does use libata afaik).
Martin Michlmayr

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