RE: Debian Sarge - kernel 2.6 problem
I agree this is a serious bug - the debian installer guys should pay close attention to that !!! The linux26 is currently not installable on many PC's with SATA disks and IDE CDROM's. The problem is probably caused by the broken ata-piix/SATA driver being loaded before ide-cd driver and locking the PATA channell.
There is workaround to this:
1. boot the sarge CD and type "linux26" at the prompt
2. switch to second virtual console (Alt-F2) as soon as the language selection screen appears
3. manually load ide CD drivers by typing:
# modprobe piix ide-generic ide-cd
4. Return to first console and continue setup
5. Setup the debian system and install newer 2.6 kernel:
# apt-get install linux-image-2.6.12
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Björn Johansson [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, August 02, 2005 7:41 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Debian Sarge - kernel 2.6 problem
> Yesterday I tried to install Debian Sarge with an offical cd
> image, but I wasn't able to use the 2.6 kernel since it
> couldn't detect my dvd drive. The model is from Plextor. Was
> released in december last year I think?
> Anyway, I decided to use the 2.4.27 kernel instead. Since I
> need a 2.6 kernel, I have tried the precompiled kernel which
> comes with Debian, none of them work!! I've tested the 386
> optimised version and the P4 optimised version. Well, both
> boots up my system and detect a lot of hardware but it stops
> after a while and then it complains about that the:
> /dev/console doesn't exist.
> I think this is a serious BUG i Debian!! Not being able to use the
> 2.6 kernel in the installation and not even being able to
> upgrade to this kernel at a later time. When I install a
> precompiled kernel package, the Debian installer should
> install all the packages which is needed by the system, but
> apparently that's not the case! :-( I am confused however. I
> managed to set up a 2.6 kernel with Sarge unstable just a few
> months ago, so this is strange indeed.
> And maybe I'm the BIG BUG here. 8-(
> Can someone help me with this?
> Currently, the sound is not working. According to Alsaconf it
> can't find my soundcard: creative audigy zs. So I guess this
> kernel don't have suitable sound drivers for my system. The
> 3D graphics is VERY VERY slow, so I think I need to rebuild
> the FireGL module and edit a textfile somewhere where I need
> to change a number in line 452. The file is called: make.sh.
> I don't know if this last thing really makes any sense
> nowadays, but it did improve my 3D graphics on my Debian
> Woody system(my old system) by at least 50 times, or
> something? (I don't know exactly... but it was fast as hell! ;-))