Re: your mail
Sorry, my mistake, The iso I used was actually "debian-32-amd64-binary-1" otherwise called "Debian GNU/Linux 3.2 "Etch" - fsn.hu unofficial amd64 Binary-1 CD". This is a "testing" version although I've had the same problem with older "Sarge" distros. Oddly enough the Ubuntu 64 bit version installs ok.The install stops after finding the CD with the message that it can't find a kernel and that it's probably because I need a diferent kernel version for my machine. How I'm supposed to determine which version is needed and where to get it and how to use it is not explained. My MB has a dual EIDE/SATA Nvidia chipset but I have disabled all the SATA since I only have EIDE hardrives for now. I'm starting to worry that my motherboard is trying to be all things to all people and hence doesn't do the basics well. Its an ECS C51GM-M. Any other ideas deeply appreciated.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Frans Pop" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: your mail
> Date: Sat, 30 Sep 2006 14:36:45 +0200
> On Saturday 30 September 2006 11:41, Steve McIntyre wrote:
> > >On Fri, Sep 29, 2006 at 07:37:37PM +0000, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > >>I wonder can you answer a question concerning a Debian 64 bit install
> > >>I downloaded from:
> > >>
> > >>ftp://debian.osuosl.org/debian-cdimage/current/i386/iso-cd
> There are no images supporting 64 bit install in this location. If you
> really want a 64 bit install, you should download an image for the amd64
> > >>After booting and finding my CD/DVD the install crashes with a
> I suspect it does not really crash, but just displays an error message
> that it cannot find kernel module udebs corresponding to your kernel,
> What exact image did you download? I tried with the netinst image from
> that location, but cannot reproduce your error.
> How did you boot the installer? With the default 2.4.27 kernel or with the
> 2.6.8 kernel?
> Please switch to VT2 (using alt-F2) when the error occurs and give the
> output of 'uname -a'.
> > >>message saying that the kernel can't be found on the disk. Any idea
> > >>why that should be? Seems like there would HAVE to be a kernel on the
> > >>disk just to set up a filesystem for the installation. My processor
> > >>is an AMD X2 dual core - Athon X2 4600+. Any help would be
> > >>appreciated since I am having the devil of a time getting a 64 bit OS
> > >>up and running. The DVD ISOs won't even find the DVD disk Thanks
> If your system has a SATA disk controller, you probably do not want to
> install Sarge as the kernels available for Sarge have only very limited
> SATA support. I'd suggest you try installing Etch instead .
>  http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer
> << 2.dat >>
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