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Ok, I have installed debian before but I just built a new computer and I would like to install it in it, but when I try to install it. Debian does not come with the drivers for the SATA dvd rom drive, and it asks me to specify if I have them on a disk; which I don't have. How can I fix this? The answer will be appreciated.
What version of Debian (kernel) are you trying to install? If it's older then etch,then I suggest you to try with a newer version because some older kernels don't have (good)support for SATA cd/dvd drives.Another solutuion would be to make a cutom cd/dvd image with necessary drivers included on it,or maybe a boot floppy.
Just for the record,I've seen happy stories with etch and SATA stuff
That was just me reporting on my own experiences, of course, but I have heard them echoed by others more than once. I would say that, in many cases, it depends on how your SATA drives are set up in BIOS: AHCI appears to be a recepy for failure but IDE mode (nearly) always works.
Last edited by jay73; 07-14-2008 at 03:11 PM.
Reason: I meant recepy, not remedy LOL