Re: Debian Sarge on SATA
Simon Meelich wrote:
I guess I will give the Etch CD a shot, haven't tried this so far.
Thanks for the advise.
If I don't find a solution, I will go ahead and buy an IDE drive to
install Debian to; I just can't believe, that I can't get it to work
with SATA and this really bugs me... :-)
Am I the only person who has problems installing Debian on SATA?
No, not the only one. Remember that Debian 'stable' is always a
little bit behind the cutting edge... intentionally.
Good luck with Etch. It should work fine -- I'll be surprised if
If you have to use a PATA drive to install Debian, then as soon as
it's working add www.backports.org to your '/etc/apt/sources.list'
(see the instructions at backports.org), run 'apt-get update', and
then install a newer kernel. (This is all assuming that the kernel
the CD installs doesn't recognize the SATA controller... which it
might. The kernel _on_ the CD isn't the same as the kernel that it
installs!) After that, you can migrate Debian to the SATA drives...
and return the PATA drive for a refund! :)
I think Etch will just work, though.