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killi 10-21-2007 08:47 AM

Boot hang on sata discovery

Im currently setting up my homeserver once again with some new hardware, and i need to use a pci sata controller to get my other hard drive to work, but the machine wont boot with the module that control my sata controller, it boots fine with my custom kernel without the controller module compiled, but when i recompile with controller module it stops when it has discovered the disk on the controller. So i wonder is there any way to load the module once booted? Ive tried using:

bEliEf:~# modrpobe sata_sil
Fatal: Module sata_sil not found.

How can i load that module without compiling it in the kernel?
Or is there some bug that i dont know of?
I would post my dmesg here, but the system hangs on boot as said so thats kinda hard.

Edit:Running Debian etch.


saikee 10-21-2007 09:01 AM

Just edit /boot/grub/menu.lst and add a booting choice using the kernel that you know would work, if it isn't already one of the choices available to you at the boot up screen of Debian Grub.

killi 10-21-2007 09:03 AM

I alredy have my machine running, but without the appropriate sata module loaded, therefore i want to boot the system on the working kernel then just load the module after boot.


Brian1 10-21-2007 10:25 AM

If it works then it must not be using the sata_sil module for tha sata controller.
Post detail info on the controller. Brand, model, version of card. Run these commands and post their output.
uname -r
/sbin/lspci -v


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