[ILUG] Debian AMD64 SATA Install?
bobb at redbrick.dcu.ie
Thu Feb 2 22:41:10 GMT 2006
Colin O'Keeffe hath declared on Thursday the 02 day of February 2006 :-:
> I have the latest Debian Sarge installer but when I run it with no options,
> it returns saying it cannont find modules for the drives. It gives me a list
> and i select sata_via but it doesnt work..
> Anyone give me some advice or am I missing something obvious?
You probably need a newer kernel that has the drivers for this SATA
controller. You have a few options, including, but not limited to:
1) o Set the SATA Controller to PATA emulation in the BIOS (will be slow).
o Install sarge.
o Add the unstable sources to your sources.list
o Set your apt.preferences to be higher for sarge than unstable
o Install the latest kernel from unstable (called linux-image now).
o Turn off PATA emulation in the BIOS.
o Cross your fingers.
This is what I did with a new dell recently.
2) Grab the sid install CD's and run unstable.
3) Try another distro, ubuntu seems to keep up with this stuff better...
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