Bug#509400: installation-reports: optical drive not detected (Lite-On 20X LightScribe)
* Christian Perrier (email@example.com) wrote:
|> Quoting Jim McCloskey (firstname.lastname@example.org):
|> > Package: installation-reports
|> > Boot method: CD
|> > Image version: http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/daily-builds/daily/arch-latest/i386/iso-cd/debian-testing-i386-netinst.iso
|> > Date: Dec 20th--21st
|> This is probably the following problem, listed in the errata file:
|> Due to a pata_marwell module not begin properly autoloaded
|> on i386 and amd64 media,
|> peripherals driven by Marvell disk controllers are not detected. If
|> IDE is used in legacy mode with these controllers, switch to
|> console 2 when the installer boots (Alt+F2) and
|> run 'modprobe -r ahci; modprobe pata_marvel; modprobe ahci' before
|> Could you do two tests ?
|> 1) try with the same image, then follow the above instructions (switch
|> to VT2 when the installer boots and run the magic commands) and
|> check if the CD is detected later on.
This did indeed fix the problem. Thank you.
|> 2) download the *netboot* image of the daily builds. I really mean
|> *netboot*. Not netinst. This is a very small ISO image (8MB). With
|> that image, which has the latest kernel package from unstable, that
|> problem should not happen
I will try this when the current install finishes (I want to re-do the
partition scheme in any case).
Thanks very much to all who helped (the installation has now completed