Bug#302988: IBM Thinkpad T43 hardware detection incomplete
> Actually, I think that it is ata_piix. I am attaching my working
> 188.8.131.52 kernel config and the output of lsmod. I am not using an
> initrd image. However, if I modprobe ata_piix and sd_mod, the
> installer still does not find the hard drive. I don't find any
> entries in /dev/scsi either. It does not help to modprobe all of the
> other sata_* modules either.
So, loading ata_piix should be the Right Way for discover when finding
your SATA chipset but what you say it that this is not enough with the
D-I kernel, right ?
So, this problem is dual:
-discover needs to load the correct module : easy to fix in pci.lst
-the kernel module must properly handle your hardware : not easy to
fix if this fails with the current 2.6.8-2 kernel we have in D-I
For everyone reading this : is this the correct conclusion?