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Re: Debian stable & SATA drive

On Tue, 2006-06-06 at 09:43 +0100, George Borisov wrote:
> Owen Heisler wrote:
> > 
> > Why doesn't Debian detect the drive?  More importantly, what can I do to
> > make it detect it?  I have tried all (only two) of the parameters for
> > the sata_via (or via_sata) module.
> Did you use "linux26" when installing?
> If so, you might need to use the Etch (testing) installer, rather than
> the Sarge one (stable.) I have installed Sarge on a SATA machine before,
> but some people here have reported problems. (There were several threads
> on this in the last few months.)

Okay, I managed to get this image downloaded after about 6 hours (dialup
is blazingly fast!):

...and it worked!  But I want to use Debian stable.  This simplest "fix"
for this would be to wait until the applicable change makes it to Debian
stable.  I would like to know how long that will be, or what revision of
stable would include the change.  I am new to Debian and do not fully
understand the way development occurs, so I don't even know if it is
possible to answer this question.  Will it be the next release
(Etch/stable)?  Sarge was released in June of 2005, and releases take
2-3 years (right?), so Etch won't be released until 2007... but maybe a
revision will fix the problem.

Maybe all my facts are wrong or I'm making too many assumptions.
Perhaps someone could clarify.  Essentially, when (date/version/release)
will this be fixed?  Thank you!

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