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Re: CDROM problem!

On Wed, 2005-09-28 at 12:51 +0100, marc wrote:
Andrew Porter said...
> On Tue, 2005-09-27 at 17:20 -0300, Arlindo Sierra Neto wrote:
> > Hi!
> > I'm Trying to install Debian Testing on my Acer Travelmate 4654.
> > The problem is that the CDROM is connected on the SATA controller and de 
> > HD is connected on the PATA controller.
> > The Debian-Installer don't recognize my cdrom. Even if I load first of 
> > all ata_piix. It only finds my hard drive.
> > It has a ICH6 chipset.
> > 
> > Does anyone could help me?

Hi Andrew,

Could you please explain your solution more fully please. I've added 
notes to indicate more precisely what I don't understand.

> I got around this by installing with the SATA in "compatible" mode -

How do you do this?

On my PC (a Dell Dimension 8400) its an option in the Bios.

> this made it appear as a PATA device.

> Once installed and a new kernel setup

Does this mean that you installed using 2.6.8 then added, say, 2.6.12?

I think I actually installed a 2.4 kernel in the end. 

> I changed it back

What did you change back?

The Bios setting - changed it back to SATA mode

> without any problems (remembering to change root from hda to sda).

In the grub menu?

Indeed - as the installation was done on /dev/hda but when using the HD as SATA it is /dev/sda

My diagnosis of the problem - and I may be way off on this but went no further than getting it working - was that when loading the SATA drivers for some reason the IDE cdrom driver no longer worked/could find the cd. This doesn't seem to be a problem with 2.6.12 (stock debian kernel).

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