Thanks, I'll try lenny. If I upgrade to squeeze will I have a problem with squeeze kernel using the libata driver?
On Fri, 9 Dec 2011, Joost van Baal-Ilić wrote:
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.