I have an asus p5b deluxe WIFI edition on which i'm trying to install debian etch.
Now i know the cdrom device can't be used because of no jmicron driver support.
The onboard marvell ethernetcards also are unsupported in the etch install kernels. this is no problem because i have put in a older 3com card that gets full support.
Now i need to startup from usb install using the latest hd-image from etch.. (daily build). The usb boot goes fine, but when it starts detecting the (SATA) disks it gets in a loop where it keeps restarting the detection.
So i decided to try and change the kernel on the usb-boot device by a 2.6.18 kernel i compiled from my working laptop with this kernel.
Then i can get one step further.. detecting the sata disks is no problem but now installing the kernel in the base system is a problem because of the different kernel version that i use and from the installer system.
Any idea's on how to get to the last step (installing the base system without errors, so that i can boot it..
once i can boot the system and apt-get from the net i will manage to get most of the things working for regular home use.
The system consists of a asus p5b deluxe/WF-ap, cpu : intel core2duo e6600 2gig ddr800 apacer and nvidia 7600gt pcie, hdd sata 250gb 7200rpm/16mb