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Bug#287533: Acknowledgement ([daily 20041227][i386] stop when loading sd_mod if Tekram SCSI board is present)

After some more tests I admit I was wrong: the problem is still there.

Summary: d-i does not correctly handle Promise FastTrak SATA SX4.

I removed all other PCI cards and I still cannot correctly install Sarge
since whenever sd_mod is loaded the computer freeze.

A second -- and different -- problem is about the SCSI controller I
already mentioned. It seems that it cannot correctly handle tape drives
like the HP DAT72i.

I then added an IDE drive to the internal PATA controller and installed
debian locally. When debian starts the module sata_sx is loaded but the
sd_mod isn't and the controller is correctly detected and all scsi0-3
chain are defined. Then, when I load sd_mod, the computer start giving
SCSI errors and then freeze.

I recompiled kernel 2.6.10 putting all SCSI and SATA stuff builtin (as
opposed to modules) and removed all IDE drivers. The new kernel boots
and recognize correctly all disks. The operating system then boot.


P.S. lspci is now available and attached.
0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 82875P Memory Controller Hub (rev 02)
0000:00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 6300ESB 64-bit PCI-X Bridge (rev 02)
0000:00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 6300ESB USB Universal Host Controller (rev 02)
0000:00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 6300ESB USB Universal Host Controller (rev 02)
0000:00:1d.4 System peripheral: Intel Corp. 6300ESB Watchdog Timer (rev 02)
0000:00:1d.5 PIC: Intel Corp. 6300ESB I/O Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller (rev 02)
0000:00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 6300ESB USB2 Enhanced Host Controller (rev 02)
0000:00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 0a)
0000:00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 6300ESB LPC Interface Controller (rev 02)
0000:00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 6300ESB PATA Storage Controller (rev 02)
0000:00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corp. 6300ESB SMBus Controller (rev 02)
0000:04:03.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Rage XL (rev 27)
0000:04:04.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5705_2 Gigabit Ethernet (rev 03)
0000:04:05.0 SCSI storage controller: Tekram Technology Co.,Ltd. TRM-S1040 (rev 01)
0000:04:06.0 RAID bus controller: Promise Technology, Inc. PDC20621 [SATA150 SX4] 4 Channel IDE RAID Controller (rev 01)

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