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RE: Can't install on ASUS MB -- need recommendation of MB that will work

Happened to me too (chipset Intel 82801EB/ER,  SATA disk, PATA CD/DVD burner).
I managed to make Debian install with linux26 by manually loading piix, ide-generic and ide-cd before the bloody ata-piix gets loaded by debian installer. Otherwise CDROM would not be detected at all - the SATA driver somehow blocks it.

After installation I upgraded to 2.6.12. System booted up but CD was not functioning. To make CD/DVD work  I had to rearrange drivers in the initrd as indicated in the link http://kerneltrap.org/node/3971

However, finally I was unable to turn DMA on the CD/DVD burner, so I gave up the BLOODY 2.6 thing and reinstalled with linux24 :-(((


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Eric Brown [mailto:yogieric@mac.com] 
> Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2005 9:50 AM
> To: debian-user@lists.debian.org
> Subject: Can't install on ASUS MB -- need recommendation of 
> MB that will work
> I ordered and built what I thought was my next computer -- 
> dual-core Intel 820, asus P5WD2 -- I didn't expect I wouldn't 
> be able to install debian because of weird IDE/SATA 
> controller issues: http:// kerneltrap.org/node/5392. (I tried 
> disabling lots of drivers in expert install and changing bios 
> settings, but the netinst disc always fails to find the 
> CD-ROM -- probably the PATA disk drive I have too if it ever 
> got that far.)
> I spend hours putting the thing together, I don't want to 
> spend all weekend trying to build a custom kernel for it. Can 
> anybody recommend a relatively inexpensive Intel 775 
> dual-core Intel 820 compatible MB I can buy instead?
> The other components I have are PATA disk, 2x1GB DDR2-533 and 
> a CD-ROM.
> Maybe I'll return the ASUS or more likely I'll just keep it 
> in hopes that one day I'll use it.
> Thanks,
> Eric

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