Bug#582044: hw-detect: same issue with squeeze xen domU running XenServer
I've seen this same problem in a squeeze domU running on XenServer. The
"Detecting disks and all other hardware" screen takes about 15 minutes to
complete. Then the "[!] Detect disks" screen appears and prompts the user to
select a driver.
I initially chose "xen-blkfront" but this had no effect apart from to return me
to the same screen. However, when I selected "continue with no disk drive" the
installation completed successfully and squeeze was installed to /dev/xvda (the
paravirtualized block device).
It seems like hw-detect does not recognise /dev/xvd* as a valid block device to
which Debian can be installed, but the rest of debian-installer has no problem
I was using the following images:
TIA for any suggestions!