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Bug#394344: missing IDE modules

Op 30-01-2007 om 17:16 schreef Jacob L. Anawalt:
> Geert Stappers wrote:
> >
> >It could indeed that IDE modules are not loaded for your hardware.
> >When switching to VT2 is possible for you in d-i,
> >then I suggest that you manual `modprobe IDE-modules`.
> >(And please provide feedback.)
> >
> Trying modprobe IDE-modules from VT2 before the hardware detection scan:
> FATAL: Module IDE_modules not found.

Because the is no IDE module with the name 'IDE-modules'
Valid names for IDE modules can found
in /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/kernel/drivers/ide/pci/

> lsmod shows that ide_core is the only ide_* module loaded at this point.
> Then I let hardware detection run. This loaded up ide_generic, ide_disk 
> and ide_cd. IDE_modules is still not found, but I'm guessing you meant 
> ide_* to get generic, disk and cd to load. I tried manually modprobing 
> those modules, with little effect as they were already automatically 
> loaded. If there is some module named IDE_modules, it does not exist on 
> that installer in a location that `modprobe IDE-modules` would work.

My apology for my part in the confusion.

> This is the same installation CD I used in October. The help text before 
> booting the installer (F1) says 20061019.
> I apologize for the large delay but the system I was testing on before 
> was put into production and has not been able to be taken offline since. 
> I have since purchased identical hardware for a backup of the system and 
> am testing again.

No worries. A late response is still beter then NO response.

For the best results I suggest to use debian-installer with
the 2.6.18 kernel. It is about _now_ available.

> I am still of the opinion that all-generic-ide must be 
> compiled in for this to work. I have not seen a post on the web to the 
> contrary, instead I see more about work-arounds like sata cd-rom drives 
> and USB installs.


Geert Stappers

[1] I could not resist to write something like

  I'm glad the hardware doesn't care about opinions,
  it only obeys the program code.

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