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help with install on Dell SC420 / SATA / Sarge / netinst / ata_pi ix


I am a Debian and linux newbie.  I recently purchased a Dell SC420 and want
to install Sarge.  The Dell SC420 has a SATA drive.  I am attempting install
using the 20041120 daily build netinst CD image.  The installer fails to
recognize my hard drive. Through google
(http://lists.progeny.com/archive/discover-workers/200410/msg00008.html) I
found the advice "Whilst the PATA CDROM drive was detected the main hard
disk was not - I needed to manually modprobe ata_piix for d-i to run through
correctly."  However, I'm not sure how to do this since the ata_piix module
is not included on the CD image.  Through google
(http://lists.debian.org/debian-kernel/2004/10/msg00348.html) I found a bug
report saying "The kernel-image-2.4.26-1 package doesn't seem to contain the
ata_piix.o module" due to a bug in a Makefile.  Both of these bugs are
reportedly fixed.  What should I do?  Can I download ata_piix.o from
somewhere and use it during my install process?  Do I need to build my own
netinst image, and if so, how do I do that?

Thanks in advance,

Eric Silberstein

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