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RE: Load Installer Components Fails on Inspiron 7500

I think I have located the problem : having used the expert installation

It appears that enabling the floppy support (and maybe one or two other
earlier options) causes this feature. I then told the system NOT to start
PC-Card services. It enabled the files to be copied (with lots of warnings
about missing packages, including Linux-IDE) and eventually returned to main
menu with options for network support; installation etc.

Thanks to Frans who pointed me in the direction of IDE - ATAPI options.


-----Original Message-----
From: Frans Pop [mailto:aragorn@tiscali.nl]
Sent: 13 August 2005 17:15
To: debian-laptop@lists.debian.org
Cc: Marc Lawrence
Subject: Re: Load Installer Components Fails on Inspiron 7500

On Saturday 13 August 2005 17:04, Marc Lawrence wrote:
> Load Installer Components from CD fails
> There was a problem reading data from the CD rom, please make sure it
> is in the drive. If retrying does not work check the integrity of your
> CDROM. Retry?

The problem is probably not with your CD but with the installation system
not recognizing your CD drive controller.

Have you tried booting the installer with 'linux26' (to use a 2.6.8 kernel
instead of the default 2.4.27 kernel)?

If your laptop has a SATA controller you may want to check:

See also the project page for the installation system:


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