Re: u5/u10 install issues
Try using dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hda bs=1M count=1 to erase the Sun
disk label inside the installer's spare command line console, then use
parted to recreate it. Then reboot.
Don't do this if you need things on the drive of course.
--- Sam Creasey <email@example.com> wrote:
> (first off, I apologize if this has become a FAQ, but I'l a little
> frustrated, so I figured I might as well try the list).
> I'm having some difficulty installing debian onto my Ultra 5. It
> that the kernel has some issue reading from an internal IDE disk
> first manifests itself when trying to read the partition tables at
> CMD646: IDE controller at PCI slot 01:03.0
> CMD646: chipset revision 3
> CMD646: chipset revision 0x03, MultiWord DMA Force Limited
> CMD646: 100% native mode on irq 4,7e0
> ide0: BM-DMA at 0x1fe02c00020-0x1fe02c00027, BIOS settings:
> ide1: BM-DMA at 0x1fe02c00028-0x1fe02c0002f, BIOS settings:
> hda: WDC WD800BB-00CAA1, ATA DISK drive
> ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with
> hdc: CRD-8322B, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
> ide0 at 0x1fe02c00000-0x1fe02c00007,0x1fe02c0000a on irq 4,7e0
> ide1 at 0x1fe02c00010-0x1fe02c00017,0x1fe02c0001a on irq 4,7e0
> with ide0)
> Partition check:
> hda:end_request: I/O error, dev 03:00 (hda), sector 0
> end_request: I/O error, dev 03:00 (hda), sector 2
> end_request: I/O error, dev 03:00 (hda), sector 4
> end_request: I/O error, dev 03:00 (hda), sector 6
> end_request: I/O error, dev 03:00 (hda), sector 8
> and so on for all of the even sectors it attempts to read.
> I've tried booting the installer on both an Ultra 5 and an Ultra 10,
> 2 different IDE cables, and 2 different drives on both systems.
> are identical.
> Oddly, the system seems to be able to write to the drive (the
> seems to be able to create and mount a filesystem), and even seems to
> install, but, on the next boot (not surprisingly), it's unable to
> read the
> partition table and won't boot.
> I've tried this with 3.1r0a, testing, and unstable. Results are
> (again) identical.
> Any ideas?
> -- Sam
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