RE: help with install on Dell SC420 / SATA / Sarge / netinst / at a_piix
Thanks for your reply. I guess this is where some of the newbie questions
1) What is the netboot image, how do I use it, and where do I get it from?
Does this method actually require that I do a network boot? If so, do I
somehow copy the netboot files to a second computer and point my SC420 to it
at bootup time?
2) How do I get the 2.6 kernel? What is the connection between
stable/testing/unstable and the kernel? For example, is Sarge based on 2.4
and unstable on 2.6?
3) Even if I am able to follow your instructions and install, is what I
found below still a bug? Should I log this bug? If so, how?
Thanks in advance,
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Subject: Re: help with install on Dell SC420 / SATA / Sarge / netinst /
On Mon, Nov 22, 2004 at 04:59:10PM -0500, Eric Silberstein wrote:
> I am a Debian and linux newbie. I recently purchased a Dell SC420 and
> to install Sarge. The Dell SC420 has a SATA drive. I am attempting
> 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
> correctly." However, I'm not sure how to do this since the ata_piix
> is not included on the CD image. Through google
> (http://lists.debian.org/debian-kernel/2004/10/msg00348.html) I found a
> report saying "The kernel-image-2.4.26-1 package doesn't seem to contain
> 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?
Last wednesday I did spend with installing on a Dell SC420.
The great trick was using a 2.6 kernel. They are available for
(I used the netboot images ( no rebuild needed )) and do provide the
After the reboot you will encounter #277298, where control-C allows you
to get a second console, so you can append acpi=off for the next boot.
> Thanks in advance,
> Eric Silberstein