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Old 06-30-2004, 02:06 PM   #1
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IDE Raid controller and Debian

I have a computer with an ide ultra pci ata 133 controller (ite 8212)connected to a 120 GB hard drive. I have xp installed on it with 30 Gb free space left for linux. My problem is once I boot with the linux CD (Debian) in it it does not recognize the hard drive and says that this is a diskless workstation. I located the drivers for it, and Debian has an option for installing drivers from a floppy. But when I try to load the drivers (iteraid.o) it says....Syntax Error "(" load failed.

Any help is appreciated.

Old 06-30-2004, 04:23 PM   #2
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looks like a script-error in the debain installer or some sort of mismatch with the floppy. isn't the driver for your raid on the first cd? or is this driver from a non-debian source?
afaik (at least woody-pre3) there where different (kernel)versions to boot from on the (bought) debain cd's. see if the other cd's are bootable and if so: there might be one with more/other drivers.

if it's a failure in the debian-cd you may try another version of the deb-installer. you can get them via ftp from

sl mritch.
Old 07-01-2004, 11:02 AM   #3
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I actually downloaded only the first CD. I got the drivers from
I can try downloading the other cd's and install it off of that. I thought those cd's were packages and extras and thats why I did not download it.


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