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Old 09-26-2005, 06:03 PM   #1
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sata hdd not detected during install


i was doing a net instal with stage1&2 on cd of debian and the install said it couldnt find any hdd's
i know they are sata...worked fine on fedora
any workaround?
 
Old 09-26-2005, 06:47 PM   #2
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When the installation cd boot there is a part where it ask if you need to load any modules. You need to load something like sata or sata_uli and maybe other modules. You will see this if you install in expert mode.
 
Old 09-27-2005, 02:50 AM   #3
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hmm...i didnt get any screen asking for expert mode/additional modules
guess im stuck wtih fedora
thnx neway
 
Old 09-27-2005, 05:27 AM   #4
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To install debian in expert mode, instead of hitting immediately enter to boot, first type expert26 (this will get you into the expert mode and install the 2.6 kernel, which has a better SATA support). If it still doesn't find any hard disks, disable SATA in your BIOS and chose IDE instead. After installing Debian, you can compile a new kernel (2.6.13.2), install it, and enable SATA again.
 
Old 09-27-2005, 12:57 PM   #5
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simply type............... linux26 ......... at boot
 
Old 09-27-2005, 01:05 PM   #6
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simply type............... linux26 ......... at boot
This won't install Debian in expert mode.
 
Old 09-27-2005, 01:40 PM   #7
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He didn't want to install debian in expert....he just wanted it to detect his sata
 
Old 09-27-2005, 02:08 PM   #8
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hey, I seem to be having the same problem. I just tried what was posted here and had no luck. It didn't seem to know an expert26, but I could type expert and get in. I am new to the linux world other than running red hat a couple of times. The system I am installing on is an Athlon 64 3700+, MSI mobo, and of course a SATA hd. I believe the install I have is with kernel 2.6.11. I also tried linux26 and that didn't do anything for me. I tried disabling the sata drive in the bios, I also tried setting it as ide and neither of these made a difference. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
 
Old 09-27-2005, 02:31 PM   #9
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not expert26 linux26................... it works trust me
 
Old 09-28-2005, 04:23 AM   #10
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not expert26 linux26................... it works trust me
You'd better start reading people their posts before replying.

I also tried linux26 and that didn't do anything for me.

It clearly didn't work for him
 
Old 09-28-2005, 08:03 AM   #11
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What version of debian are you using
 
Old 09-28-2005, 12:21 PM   #12
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I believe I am using Sarge 3.1 is what it is called. Kernel 2.6.11

If you have a link for a better installer, post the link and I will give that one a try.

Thanks
 
Old 09-28-2005, 12:51 PM   #13
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Sorry I dont have a clue.. I too have sata drives that sarge 3.1 didnt detect. But the linux26 boot option worked for me.

I hope you find a fix
 
Old 09-28-2005, 03:14 PM   #14
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I believe I am using Sarge 3.1 is what it is called. Kernel 2.6.11

If you have a link for a better installer, post the link and I will give that one a try.

Thanks
http://tinyplanet.ca/~lsorense/amd64 try the 2.6.12 version.
 
Old 10-05-2005, 05:40 AM   #15
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slack has support for sata , but the install says its still under testing so dunno to what extent it works
 
  


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