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Old 06-16-2004, 05:31 PM   #1
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Anyone have an answer??


I am setting up a Debian 3.0 r2 server & have the following HW config:
C:\ 4G NTFS - hda
D:\ CD-Rom - hdc
E:\ 30G NTFS - hdb
F:\ 82G NTFS - hdd
G:\ 180G NTFS - WD drive using a Promise Technology Ultra100TX2 Controller

When I try to partition a hard disk from the main installation menu I only see the 4G, 30G & 82G drives. The WD drive does not show up. I understand I will be able to install Linux on the 4G drive, but would not be able to use the 180G drive (with all my data). I checked Promise Technology's web site, but they do not show any info or drivers for Linux.

As anyone come across this problem? Any suggestions.

Thanks
Wayne
 
Old 06-16-2004, 05:47 PM   #2
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dunno but try posting here too

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ogy+Ultra100TX
 
Old 06-17-2004, 08:23 AM   #3
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oh, as i always recommend, before you install debian on a new machine, run knoppix on it first. See if you can access all hard drives from knoppix.
 
Old 06-17-2004, 08:31 AM   #4
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oh i just reread your question, if you are going to install debian on hda, then it wont be that hard. First install, then update to a newer generic kernel. try that first.
 
Old 06-17-2004, 09:14 AM   #5
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Thanks ash4stuff, I will try installing to hda, but what do you mean by generic kernal? Where do I get it?
 
Old 06-17-2004, 12:08 PM   #6
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www.kernel.org!
 
Old 06-30-2004, 08:37 AM   #7
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oh, i didnt notice you replied...

by that i meant, just use one that comes with your distro... if you use the last release, you can install 2.4.22 i think (the new installer is already available although is still in testing i think, but I have used it on all my recent installs). after you install, you can download source 2.6.6 for example, and configure it for your needs. search for kernel compile debian way.
 
Old 07-01-2004, 04:21 AM   #8
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what is your confgiruration of these drivers (where are connected, how are they connected), for instance (C: - HDD Primary Master, IDE1); give me this info and maybe i can help
 
Old 07-01-2004, 04:22 AM   #9
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is this controller (Promise Technology Ultra100TX2 Controller) onboard or PCI card?
 
  


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