Bug#480061: Installation Report: unknown boot option
package: debian installer
uname -a : Linux (none) 2.6.22-3-486 #1 Mon Nov 12 07:53:08 UTC 2007
using debian-testing-i386-CD-1.iso downloaded on 5th May 2008
I'm trying to install lenny on my PC with motherboard MSI P35 Neo having
a Marvell 88se6111 chipset on board.
I did find out that this chipset causes some trouble so using the boot
option generic.all_generic_ide=1 should help.
with this information I entered on the boot prompt:
boot: install generic.all_generic_ide=1 (as seen also under help option F6)
installation starts fine. On next screen the following messages is
Uncompressing Linux ... Ok, booting the kernel.
Unknown boot option 'generic.all_generic_ide=1 ' : ignoring
and it continue display the curses menu: 'language selection' and the
next options till 'detect and mount cdrom' .
As result this causes that the cdrom is not detected and the
Previously I did try to install debian etch 4.0r3 with the same
parameter, no problems with the boot option metionned above.
But the installation hangs with:
hda: dma_timer_expiry: dma status = 0x24
hda: DMA interrupt recovery
hda: lost interrupt
So I did try to install the latest testing version.
Comments: any work around available?