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Please Help with Serial ATA!

I'm having serious trouble getting Debian loaded on my new system.

The specs are:

> AMD Athlon XP 2700+ 333FSB
> MSI K7N2 Delta-ILSR NForce 2
> 512MB Corsair XMS 3200 C2
> 36GB Western Digital Raptor SATA 10K RPM
> MSI GFX 5600VTDR 128
> Antec Performance II SX635BII
> LG 52x24x52 CDRW
> Panasonic 1.44 Floppy Drive

After my initial attempt at installing Debian 3.0r1 failed, I eventually
found a Promise Fastrack 376 driver that I was able to feed to the debian
installer so that it saw the drive and allow me to partition and install
to it.  The problem now is, the first reboot.  Lilo doesn't even begin to
show itself.  No L, no errors, nothing. The system just sits there
blinking at me.

There has to be a way to get this going.  I'd hate to have to return the
system and settle for something that's a few years old, just to get Linux
to work.  Is it even possible to get Debian installed and running on a
SATA drive?


Jon Earle

SAVE FARSCAPE http://www.savefarscape.com/

Vegetarian - an old Indian word meaning 'lousy hunter'.

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