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Re: linux26+SATA Installer Woes...

Hi Michael,
I was able to use the Etch Testing CD's and load modules that were needed when it first did not recognize the SATA subsystem. Once I loaded the required modules in the correct order (scsi_mod, sd_mod, libata, ata_piix (for the ICH7 chipset on this Intel motherboard)), the 2 Seagate 80GB SATA drives came up without any interference with my IDE CD-ROM...
No expert mode, no re-compiling, no patching...
The only problem I have now is that the 3rd SATA device is an IOmega REV drive... Can't see it at all (except in the BIOS)... Otherwise, the only thing I've had to get used to is "aptitude" vs. "dselect"... (Sure would love to get that REV drive working though... I'm so tired of Travan tape drives...)
Larry Irwin
V.P. Development
CCA Medical

From: "Michael Loftis" <mloftis@modwest.com>
To: <debian-cd@lists.debian.org>
Sent: Thursday, December 01, 2005 3:21 PM
Subject: linux26+SATA Installer Woes...
I don't even know if there's a fixed 3.1 installer out there but I just had to experience setting up a SATA system here. I had to follow the errata note that informs you to run exper26 and deselect the SATA device drivers so that ide-cd can claim my PATA ports. Is there any eta on a fixed installer (specifically netinst disc) for this?

I know it's not a complete failure, at worst it's an annoyance, but it'd be nice to give my guys a CD that works without having to go into expert mode.


Michael Loftis
Modwest Operations Manager

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