Problem loading sata_sil during installation
I am having trouble installing Debian (any version) on a SATA disk drive.
I have downloaded 6 iso images in total and none of them work, netinst,
testing and unstable.
The problem is it can't load the sata_sil kernel module, and once it has
failed it seems to have problems reading from the CD/DVD drive. So I have
followed the advice of others and used expert mode on testing, bypassed
the loading of sata_sil and then just before the partitioning step tried
to load the module by hand. But when I do that it says it can't find it
in /lib/modules/2.4..... in other words a 2.4 kernel directory. This is
weird because I am running on a 2.6 kernel as far as I can see and
understand (expert on testing should be using a 2.6 kernel).
I don't have any way of setting the "compatible SATA mode" in the BIOS so
that's not an option.
If I decide to install to an IDE drive, what would I have to do afterwards
to move the installation to a SATA drive?
This is an HP DX2200 P4 Celeron 2.9. The Ubuntu image I have hangs when
Gnome starts. An old Knoppix disk I had laying around seems to work ok.
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