On Wed, Dec 07, 2005 at 02:09:36PM -0800, Aaron Johnson wrote:
> Package: installation-reports
> Boot method: Netinstall CD
> Image version: Beta 1 http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/
> Date: 05/12/07 20:00
> Unable to detect the HD because of a lack of driver for the Intel 945G SATA disk controller. The installation had to be aborted.
I have an Intel 945PSN motherboard, and etch beta 1 installer couldn't
detect my attached SATA disk. However, the daily build of the
installer, which uses 2.6.14 kernel (vs 2.6.12 in beta 1) was able to
detect the drive.
An additional peculiarity was that every other 2.6.12 kernel could
detect the HD; in particular, the 2.6.12 kernel that is installed by
the daily builds (if you go with the defaults and pull from testing)
seems to be OK.
There have also been various notes on this list about Dell hardware
being a little dicey for the installer. My machine is from OmniPro.
Summary: Try the daily builds of the installer.