Bug#348665: Debian-Installer etch beta 1 - i386: cdrom drive not detected
version : debian-installer etch beta 1
I would like to report a bug with the debian-installer etch beta 1
while installing the kernel 2.6.12 for i386
If this is not the proper place to report that bug, thanks for telling
me where to report it.
the target hardware is Sun Cobalt LX50 with ide cdrom
When installing debian testing using the netinst CD
(debian-testing-i386-netinst.iso), after choosing the language and
keyboard layout, the installer is trying to detect hardware to find
cdrom (loading module AIC7XXX : for a long time)
Then I get an error message
= = = = =
Detect and mount CDROM
Error while running 'modprobe -v ide-generic'
No CDROM drive was detected
= = = = =
if I change terminal and type 'ls /dev'
there is no trace of /dev/cdrom or /dev/hda
On another identical Sun hardware running sarge with kernel 2.6.8, the
cdrom is /dev/cdrom ->/dev/hda
The workaround I found was to first install etch with a 2.4 kernel then
the cdrom is detected ok. After installation is complete, I upgraded to
the 2.6.12 kernel with aptitude.
If any futher tests are needed, I will be happy to help.
Olivier RICHE, Computing officer
University of Ulster, School of Biomedical Sciences,
Bioinformatics Research group
Cromore Road, Coleraine BT52 1SA, Northern Ireland
fax: +44 (0)28-70-324375