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Re: Debian Sarge on SATA

On Sat, Apr 01, 2006 at 08:31:29PM -0500, Simon Meelich wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm new to the list and fairly new to Debian. I recently bought myself a 
> new PC (HP Pavilion a1320n) with a SATA drive. I know, that there is an 
> issue with the 2.4 kernel and I know that it is supposed to work with 
> the 2.6 kernel. For some reason I can't get it to work, though. As soon 
> as the installer tries to locate the HDD it fails with an error message. 
> I also tried to change the BIOS settings, as some articles recommended, 
> from "Normal" to "Combined" (SATA/PATA) - however my BIOS does not have 
> any settings I could change (concerning the SATA drive). Some other 
> linux distribution ("PC rescue CDs") were able to detect and display the 
> SATA drive.
> I tried to get in contact with HP, but there only comment was:"HP does 
> not recommend upgrading the preinstalled OS"

Well, if that's their attitude to people who like to keep software
up to date, I'd better not buy their hardware.

-- hendrik

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