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Re: Problems with installation

Dear Debian Developers,

	Firstly let me thank Frans for his suggestions for using the testing
distribution Etch and this helped to recognise the SATA. Let me restate
the system:

		Intel D101GGC motherboard
		Phoenix AwardBios
		1st IDE master:	80 GB ATA hdd, recognised as /dev/hda
		1st IDE slave: DVD-CDrom 
		3rd master: 160 GB SATA hdd, recognised as /dev/sda
		4th master: 160 GB SATA hdd, recognised as /dev/sdb

	I have Windows 95 installed on /dev/hda, Windows XP installed
on /dev/sda and DEbian Etch installed on /dev/sdb. In the process of
install, GRUB did not recognise the Win95 on /dev/hda. Finally when I
installed it on the MBR and installation completed, on reboot the
following error appeared:

	Error 15: File Not Found

	I also tried to install the GRUB on /dev/sdb, with no avail. Also, if
required: the access modes provided by the BIOS for the hdd's are either

	Please help me to solve this solution. 

	With my thanks and regards,

On Thu, 2006-03-23 at 16:25 +0100, Frans Pop wrote:
> On Thursday 23 March 2006 16:04, Partha Pratim Ghosh wrote:
> > 	I wish to install Debian Sarge and I have the 14-CD set. The
> > installation programme recognises my DVD-drive, but does not recognise
> > the SATA drives. In the phase where it checks for partition table, it
> > provides me with the partition table for the Seagate hdd only.
> Unfortunately SATA is not very well supported by the kernel included in 
> Sarge (2.6.8). Good SATA support was only implemented around 2.6.12 and 
> some parts of it (like SATA ATAPI CD/DVD support) are still being worked 
> on.
> At the moment there are two options you could consider:
> - use the Beta2 installation CD images on [1] and install Etch
> - use an unofficial image created by Kenshi Muto [2] which has more recent
>   kernels and related software backported for Sarge and install Sarge
> With the last option you can still use the 14 CDs you have as a package 
> repository.
> Cheers,
> [1] http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/
> [2] http://kmuto.jp/b.cgi/debian/d-i-2615.htm
Partha Pratim Ghosh
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