Bug#282757: RC2 installation on i386: 2.4 fails, 2.6 succeeds
On Wed, 24 Nov 2004 08:20:11 -0500, Joey Hess wrote:
>Herbert Kaminski wrote:
>> Installed RC2 on a brand new computer from german computer chain VOBIS.
>> While kernel 2.4 hangs while detecting the hard drive,
>> 2.6 completes the installation without apparent problems.
>Do you remember what kernel module the 2.4 installer said it was loading
>when it hung?
"Loading module 'sd_mod' for 'SCSI disk support'...
typing 'ps ax' on VC2 tells me:
.....S /bin/sh /var/lib/dpkg/info/cdrom-detect.postinst conf
.....S /bin/sh /bin/hw-detect cdrom-detect/detect_progress_t
.....S modprobe -v sd_mod
.....S sh -c insmod sd_mod
.....D insmod sd_mod
.....R ps ax
This box has a built-in multi-cardreader on USB. I meanwhile found out
that, on the 2.6 system, this seemed unable to read my CF card (or I
don't know how 2.6 is supposed to handle this, at least 'dd if=/dev/sdb
of=/dev/null count=4' returns "reading `/dev/sdb': input/output error").
Could this be the real reason?