[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: Installing on a Gericom A2 (IIyama NT310S)

Aaron J. Windsor wrote:
Hi all,

I would really like to run Debian on a Gericom A2 (IIyama NT310S). The
computer is small and lacks an internal optical drive; instead it uses an
external USB 2.0 (i.e. bootable) combi-drive (Panasonic). The Debian CD's
boot just fine, but after the initial boot, the installer informs me that
the optical drive is not recognized. I am then provided with a list of
drivers for antiquated CD-ROMs from which to choose for the remainder of the
installation process. I do not believe that any of these drivers will work
and that the problem arises from the fact the drive is not simply an IDE or
SCSI unit. Suggestions?

You might need to put a custom kernel on the CD image, with support for your USB bus/device. Try compiling the support into the kernel, rather than modules.

Also, I've also noticed that my keyboard goes dead once the installer kicks
in. Maybe a USB keyboard? It's my understanding that these can be

dunno about that...

Glen Mehn	glen@burningman.com
"if you ever swallow the universe, remember to spit the dragon
	back out.xx.		--swan

Reply to: