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Re: Secondary controller install problems

SHAMOW ERIC <l87qc@qcunix1.qc.edu> writes:

> I'm trying to install Debian 2.2r3...my primary HD is occupied by (ugh) 
> Win2K, and I want to install onto my secondary drive, an 80 GB Maxtor.  
> Since the built-in controller on my motherboard is only ATA/66 and the 
> drive is ATA/100, I bought 
> an ATA/100 controller card, and the large drive is now connected to that.
> Needless to say, the Debian install program doesn't see the secondary 
> hard drive.  I'm presuming that this is because the 2.2.x kernel on the 
> ISO doesn't include a driver for the controller card.

I don't know how this will fair with the ATA/100, but I have a ATA/66 card
that I had the same problem with a couple months back.  What I ended up
having to do was to dig down into the first CD and find the directory for the
UMDA stuff.  In there you will find root and boot images, along with driver
images.  I just booted off the CD, brought up a console, used 'dd' to write
the root and boot images to floppies, and then rebooted with the two disks I
made.  This identified my ATA card and I was able to install to it just fine.

I hope this helps you out.  If you have any questions, feel free to ask.


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