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Bug#425121: d-i: format from the command line

retitle 425121 d-i: format from the command line
tags 425121 moreinfo

Op 19-05-2007 om 02:57 schreef Brian Dockter:
> Image version: http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/weekly-builds/i386/jigdo-cd/debian-testing-i386-CD-1.template
> Date: 19 May 2007
> Output of lspci -nn and lspci -vnn:
> 0000:00:07.1 0101: 8086:7111 (rev 01) (prog-if 80 [Master])
>        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64
>        I/O ports at 10a0 [size=16]

That is the IDE controller.

> Comments/Problems:
> Everything went fine until it tried to detect the hard drives. It could
> not find my installed hard drive. The hard drive shows up on the BIOS
> and in /sys/block/hda after the install disk is booted. The drive is
> installed as the master on the ide0 controller. The CD is the master
> on ide1.


> I was able to boot up in an older version of Knoppix (with a 2.4 kernel)
> and partition, format, and mount the drive.

There are also succesfull installs with a 8086:7111
( example given: http://bugs.debian.org/413075 )

> I was able to partition the
> disk and write to it using dd from the Debian installer command line, but
> I could not format it. When I tried to format the disk from the installer
> command line, I got a floating point exception.

And what is the idea of leaving the installation menu, starting a
command line session for doing a manual disk format?

(the debian-installer does perfectly format disks on the "main screen")

Geert Stappers

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