I just built a machine and I am trying to install sarge. The installer does recognize the sata hard disk, and reports "no partitionable media were found". I have tried "linux26", "expert26" and the testing etch installer with no luck. I have also tried all of the bios sata choices with no luck (SATA as storage, SATA as RAID, Enable SATA as IDE). Using the expert26, it gave me a long list of drivers and I tried several but I have no idea which might work.
The machine was able to boot from a DOS floppy disk, then partition, format and use the hard disk from DOS, so I know that the hardware is working. Here is the setup:
Motherboard: MSI RS482M-IL
CPU: AMD Sempron 3100+
Disk: WD 250 GB 2500KS SATA
Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
I also posted on forums.debian.net in the installer forum. I am not sure which place is more appropriate/widely read.