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Re: Installing Squeeze on an Ultra 5

On Fri, Dec 09, 2011 at 08:55:15AM -0500, Jack Hill wrote:
> I'm trying to install squeeze on my Ultra 5. The install failed with
> I/O errors. I was fairly sure that the disk was fine because I had
> no problems install/running Gentoo. After talking with some people
> on #gentoo-sparc on freenode I learned that the IDE controller on
> the Ultra 5 (01:03.0 IDE interface: Silicon Image, Inc. PCI0646 (rev
> 03)) is buggy and these bugs aren't worked around in the new libata
> driver, but are in the old-style IDE driver.
> Are there Debian install images/kernels in the repository that use
> the old-style driver or will I have to build those myself?

I'd try to use the lenny-installer and upgrade from that.  Ugly, but
will likely take you less time.



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