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Old 07-14-2008, 06:26 AM   #1
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How to install Debian from a SATA DVD-ROM drive


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.
 
Old 07-14-2008, 08:35 AM   #2
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Hi,

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.
 
Old 07-14-2008, 10:36 AM   #3
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I have same problem trying to install Etch. Currently I only have a windows computer.

Last edited by zipz; 07-14-2008 at 10:37 AM.
 
Old 07-14-2008, 10:50 AM   #4
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Here's a link that might be useful to you guys.
 
Old 07-14-2008, 12:31 PM   #5
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Etch is generally hopeless when you are dealing with SATA stuff. Use Lenny instead.
 
Old 07-14-2008, 01:05 PM   #6
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Quote:
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Etch is generally hopeless when you are dealing with SATA stuff. Use Lenny instead.
Just for the record,I've seen happy stories with etch and SATA stuff,if necessary I will provide a link or two for it(I can't remember them at the moment),but of course,my recommendation is lenny,too.

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Old 07-14-2008, 01:34 PM   #7
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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 02:11 PM. Reason: I meant recepy, not remedy LOL
 
Old 07-14-2008, 02:05 PM   #8
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I would say that, in many cases, it depends on how your SATA drives are set up in BIOS: AHCI appears to be a remedy for failure but IDE mode (nearly) always works.
Yes,you can fool your BIOS to "think" that you have something else,for example to switch to legacy ATA mode,but not all BIOSes support this option.
 
Old 07-14-2008, 06:22 PM   #9
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I tried lennybeta2 and successfully got access to my SATA DVD. Still problem when I came to my Atheros Gigabit Lan which hasn't any linux driver.
 
Old 07-15-2008, 01:37 AM   #10
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Thanks for the help, and I will have a look at the subjections, I see that some other people besides me seem to be having the same problem
 
  


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