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Re: debian sarge (debian-installer system) dvdrom and floppy issues


Thank you for your quick response.  Sorry I did not include a Debian
Installation Report, I was unaware that such a template exists. I only
found this mailing list via someone else..

(Perhaps this mailing list and the template could be added nore
moticably on a part of the debian.org site. This is my first debian install
so I'm still finding stuff out)

My 3 1/2 inch floppy drive green access LED is permanently on.  My
drive works fine when I reboot into win2k. I noticed that /dev/fd0 is
missing. Should I just figure out a way to create it using MAKEDEV.  Or
perhaps this problem in the sarge install is already known..?

I've not seen this problem before.
Did you install the desktop task or Gnome? In that case this possibly is an udev issue.
If not, please file a proper installation report [1].

I have udevd proces running, I just have the debian sarge defaults

My CD/DVD-Writer was not identified by debian-installer.  So I manually
set it up, to use hda as a pseduo scsi device, by apending hda=ide-scsi
to the grub boot command line for the kernel.

What do you mean by "not recognized"? Not recognized to install from or not set up to burn DVD's to?

The latter.. I had hoped it would be able to write cd-r's and dvd-r's
after the install.

Anyway, AFAIK the ide-scsi driver is deprecated. If the CD is not recognized to install from my guess is that you have SATA and the SATA driver is blocking access to the DVD-drive. That is a known problem.
Here also, please file a proper installation-report.

Ok, sorry not to include that info in my first post.  I did not know
ide-scsi is deprecated, all my  google searches uncovered suggestions to
use ide-scsi.  Could you direct me to some info which tells me a better
way to set up my IDE NEC CD/DVD writer please..?

My CD/DVD-Writer is now available as /dev/scd0.  I can find it using
cdrecord -scanbus sometimes as 2,0,0.

When I created an ISO and burned the file to disc it all went ok until:

The rest are not installer issues; please ask for help on the user lists.

Ok, I will contact those maintainers.

Thank you for taking the time to reply and help me.

(please include my email address in any replies, i am not on this list)

Kind regards
Debian-installer-version: I got netinst, from the debian site around 2005-01-27
uname -a: Linux now2g 2.6.8-2-k7 #1 Mon Jan 24 03:29:52 EST 2005 i686 GNU/Linux
Date: 2005-01-30 20:00 GMT aprox
Method: <How did you install?  What did you boot off?  If network
      install, from where?  Proxied?>

Machine: ASUS K7T880 custom build
Processor: AthlonXP 3200+ (2.2Ghz)
Memory: 1GB
Root Device: /dev/sda3 SATA drive
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
proc            /proc           proc    defaults        0       0
/dev/sda3       /               ext3    defaults,errors=remount-ro 0       1
/dev/sda2       /boot           ext3    defaults        0       2
/dev/scd0        /media/cdrom0   iso9660 ro,user,noauto  0       0
/dev/fd0        /media/floppy0  auto    rw,user,noauto  0       0

Output of lspci and lspci -n:

$ lspci -n
0000:00:00.0 0600: 1106:0269 (rev 80)
0000:00:00.1 0600: 1106:1269
0000:00:00.2 0600: 1106:2269
0000:00:00.3 0600: 1106:3269
0000:00:00.4 0600: 1106:4269
0000:00:00.7 0600: 1106:7269
0000:00:01.0 0604: 1106:b198
0000:00:09.0 0200: 11ab:4320 (rev 13)
0000:00:0e.0 0c03: 1045:c861 (rev 10)
0000:00:0f.0 0104: 1106:3149 (rev 80)
0000:00:0f.1 0101: 1106:0571 (rev 06)
0000:00:10.0 0c03: 1106:3038 (rev 81)
0000:00:10.1 0c03: 1106:3038 (rev 81)
0000:00:10.2 0c03: 1106:3038 (rev 81)
0000:00:10.3 0c03: 1106:3038 (rev 81)
0000:00:10.4 0c03: 1106:3104 (rev 86)
0000:00:11.0 0601: 1106:3227
0000:00:11.5 0401: 1106:3059 (rev 60)
0000:00:13.0 0200: 1106:3106 (rev 86)
0000:01:00.0 0300: 10de:0333 (rev a1)

$ lspci
0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc.: Unknown device 0269 (rev 80)
0000:00:00.1 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc.: Unknown device 1269
0000:00:00.2 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc.: Unknown device 2269
0000:00:00.3 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc.: Unknown device 3269
0000:00:00.4 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc.: Unknown device 4269
0000:00:00.7 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc.: Unknown device 7269
0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237 PCI Bridge
0000:00:09.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Yukon Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000Base-T Adapter (rev 13)
0000:00:0e.0 USB Controller: OPTi Inc. 82C861 (rev 10)
0000:00:0f.0 RAID bus controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VIA VT6420 SATA RAID Controller (rev 80)
0000:00:0f.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
0000:00:10.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81)
0000:00:10.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81)
0000:00:10.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81)
0000:00:10.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81)
0000:00:10.4 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 86)
0000:00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237 ISA bridge [K8T800 South]
0000:00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller(rev 60)
0000:00:13.0 Ethernet controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6105 [Rhine-III] (rev 86)
0000:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV38 [GeForce FX 5950 Ultra] (rev a1)

Base System Installation Checklist:
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it

Initial boot worked:    [O]
Configure network HW:   [O]
Config network:         [O]
Detect CD:              [O]
Load installer modules: [O]
Detect hard drives:     [O]
Partition hard drives:  [O]
Create file systems:    [O]
Mount partitions:       [O]
Install base system:    [O]
Install boot loader:    [O]
Reboot:                 [O]


/dev/fd0 missing, and cd/dvd writing not setup.  CD/DVD writer is:
_NEC    ' 'DVD_RW ND-2500A ' '1.06'.
This is an IDE model, which is on /dev/hda, I had to convert it to work as /dev/scd0 to write cds.

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