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Re: squeeze mipsel initrd.gz cannot find my disks...

The problem was solved soon after sending this:


Now I am formatting and installing.

David Daney

On 01/25/2012 09:51 AM, David Daney wrote:

I have a mipsel system (Cavium OCTEON) running kernel version,
and I am trying to install squeeze on it.

To do this, I have extracted the
squeeze/main/installer-mipsel/sb1-bcm91250a/netboot/initrd.gz image onto
a Compact Flash device. The kernel is then booted using the CF as a root
filesystem. All this seems to work fine as the installer starts to run
on my console and can find the network and configure it using DHCP

However when I get to the part where it tries to find disks I get:

┌────────────────────┤ [!] Detect disks ├────────────────────┐
│ │
│ No partitionable media │
│ No partitionable media were found. │
│ │
│ Please check that a hard disk is attached to this machine. │
│ │
│ <Go Back> <Continue> │
│ │

 From a different shell, I can see that /proc/partitions contains all my
disks (both the CF being used as '/' and an 82GB SATA device) and they
are in /sys as well. But the udev doesn't seem to be populating
/dev/with them.

Any pointers as to how to get it to see the disks? I think I am almost

Thanks in advance,
David Daney

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