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Old 01-23-2004, 09:11 AM   #1
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Install question - IDE-SCSI - SARGE Unstable

Hi All,

I have an interesting situation and I wonder if anyone else has come across this...

I'm doing an install of Debian using Sarge - Netinst (isodate was 012204 I think) onto a VMWare Virtual Machine. Everything goes fine until I get to the stage where I get ready to partition the disk and I am told that I need to load the IDE-SCSI module.

Normally the installers must install this as a default because I am having a hell of a time trying to get it onto the install ramdisk... Since I don't have APT-GET or DPKG in the install shell how should I go about trying to get this module? I don't have a floppy drive on the notebook but I have been mounting and dismounting my USB cruzer drive without any problems so I can get the files to the notebook. AND I am connected to the Net on it so I can wget it... Only I am not sure where to WGET it from and then if it's in a deb package what do I do with it?


Old 01-23-2004, 03:47 PM   #2
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You don't have to install it; it's part of the kernel. You just have to load it. From the command line you would normally do so as root with:

# /sbin/modprobe ide-scsi
Old 01-23-2004, 05:07 PM   #3
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I tried that but ide-scsi wasn't there (in the /lib/modules tree)...

I ended up doing an end run... I took the Knoppix distro and mounted the ISO on the VMware machine and then used the install hard drive routine to get it installed on the virtual machines drive.

This went smoothly and I now have a very fast way to install a Debian based workstation into VMs.


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