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Old 07-04-2006, 02:15 PM   #1
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Toshiba A100-ST2311, SATA not detected and....

Hi Penguins.

I am totally lost. I want to install Debin etch, but there are two problems.

#1. I am trying to install new penguin laptop (Toshiba A100-ST2311, spec is

#2. For some reason, USB stick boot does not work. ( I followed then tried to boot from "Removable Devices") Just HD or CD will boot.

#3. CDs were made from Debian bootable disk image using k3b on other Debian penguin, (etch netinst, sarge businesscard), but does not boot.

#4. Slackware 10.1 CD can boot, but does not detect SATA drive, even with sata.i kernel image.

#5. There is no floppy drive.

#6. Slackware installed on USB harddrive is not bootable.

I do not think these two problems, (boot and SATA) are same origin, but I am not sure, maybe new hardware??

Any suggestion will be appreciated. Thanks a lot.

lspci (on USB harddrive) says
00:00.0 Class 0600: 1002:5a31 (rev 01)
00:01.0 Class 0604: 1002:5a3f
00:12.0 Class 0101: 1002:4379 (rev 80)
00:13.0 Class 0c03: 1002:4374 (rev 80)
00:13.1 Class 0c03: 1002:4375 (rev 80)
00:13.2 Class 0c03: 1002:4373 (rev 80)
00:14.0 Class 0c05: 1002:4372 (rev 81)
00:14.1 Class 0101: 1002:4376 (rev 80)
00:14.2 Class 0403: 1002:437b (rev 01)
00:14.3 Class 0601: 1002:4377 (rev 80)
00:14.4 Class 0604: 1002:4371 (rev 80)
01:05.0 Class 0300: 1002:5a62
02:04.0 Class 0200: 168c:001a (rev 01)
02:06.0 Class 0607: 1524:1410 (rev 01)
02:07.0 Class 0200: 10ec:8139 (rev 10)
It does not seem that SATA is detected by dmesg output.
 BIOS-e820: 000000000bf00000 - 000000000c000000 (reserved)
 BIOS-e820: 00000000e0000000 - 00000000f0000000 (reserved)
 BIOS-e820: 00000000fec00000 - 00000000fec10000 (reserved)
 BIOS-e820: 00000000fee00000 - 00000000fee01000 (reserved)
 BIOS-e820: 00000000fff80000 - 0000000100000000 (reserved)
190MB LOWMEM available.
On node 0 totalpages: 48800
zone(0): 4096 pages.
zone(1): 44704 pages.
zone(2): 0 pages.
Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/kernels/bare.i/bzImage initrd=initrd.img load_ramdisk=1 prompt_ramdisk=0 ramd
isk_size=6464 rw root=/dev/ram SLACK_KERNEL=bare.i
Initializing CPU#0
Detected 1691.945 MHz processor.
Console: colour VGA+ 80x25
Calibrating delay loop... 3368.55 BogoMIPS
Memory: 187264k/195200k available (1831k kernel code, 7548k reserved, 607k data, 120k init, 0k highmem)
Dentry cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 6, 262144 bytes)
Inode cache hash table entries: 16384 (order: 5, 131072 bytes)
Mount cache hash table entries: 512 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
Buffer cache hash table entries: 8192 (order: 3, 32768 bytes)
Page-cache hash table entries: 65536 (order: 6, 262144 bytes)
CPU: L1 I cache: 32K, L1 D cache: 32K
CPU:     After generic, caps: afe9fbff 00000000 00000000 00000000
CPU:             Common caps: afe9fbff 00000000 00000000 00000000
CPU: Intel(R) Celeron(R) M processor         1.70GHz stepping 08
Enabling fast FPU save and restore... done.
Enabling unmasked SIMD FPU exception support... done.
Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
mtrr: v1.40 (20010327) Richard Gooch (
mtrr: detected mtrr type: Intel
PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xfd82c, last bus=4
PCI: Using configuration type 1
PCI: Probing PCI hardware
PCI: Probing PCI hardware (bus 00)
PCI: Ignoring BAR0-3 of IDE controller 00:14.1
Transparent bridge - PCI device 1002:4371 (ATI Technologies Inc)
Linux NET4.0 for Linux 2.4
Based upon Swansea University Computer Society NET3.039
Initializing RT netlink socket
Starting kswapd
VFS: Disk quotas vdquot_6.5.1
Journalled Block Device driver loaded
pty: 512 Unix98 ptys configured
Serial driver version 5.05c (2001-07-08) with HUB-6 MANY_PORTS MULTIPORT SHARE_IRQ SERIAL_PCI enabled
Real Time Clock Driver v1.10f
floppy0: no floppy controllers found
RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 6464K size 1024 blocksize
loop: loaded (max 8 devices)
Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 7.00beta4-2.4
ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
hdc: attached ide-cdrom driver.
hdc: ATAPI 24X DVD-ROM CD-R/RW drive, 2048kB Cache
Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.12
SCSI subsystem driver Revision: 1.00
kmod: failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k scsi_hostadapter, errno = 2
kmod: failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k scsi_hostadapter, errno = 2
kmod: failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k scsi_hostadapter, errno = 2
md: linear personality registered as nr 1
md: raid0 personality registered as nr 2
md: raid1 personality registered as nr 3
md: raid5 personality registered as nr 4
raid5: measuring checksumming speed
   8regs     :  3126.000 MB/sec
   32regs    :  1996.000 MB/sec
   pIII_sse  :  4325.600 MB/sec
   pII_mmx   :  4543.600 MB/sec
   p5_mmx    :  4534.400 MB/sec
raid5: using function: pIII_sse (4325.600 MB/sec)
md: md driver 0.90.0 MAX_MD_DEVS=256, MD_SB_DISKS=27
md: Autodetecting RAID arrays.
md: autorun ...
md: ... autorun DONE.
LVM version 1.0.8(17/11/2003)
Initializing Cryptographic API
NET4: Linux TCP/IP 1.0 for NET4.0
IP Protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCP, IGMP
IP: routing cache hash table of 1024 buckets, 8Kbytes
TCP: Hash tables configured (established 16384 bind 32768)
Linux IP multicast router 0.06 plus PIM-SM
NET4: Unix domain sockets 1.0/SMP for Linux NET4.0.
RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0
Freeing initrd memory: 2601k freed
EXT2-fs warning: checktime reached, running e2fsck is recommended
VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem).
Freeing unused kernel memory: 120k freed
usb.c: registered new driver usbdevfs
usb.c: registered new driver hub
ehci_hcd 00:13.2: PCI device 1002:4373 (ATI Technologies Inc)
ehci_hcd 00:13.2: irq 11, pci mem cc825000
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
ehci_hcd 00:13.2: USB 2.0 enabled, EHCI 1.00, driver 2003-Dec-29/2.4
hub.c: USB hub found
hub.c: 8 ports detected
usb-ohci.c: USB OHCI at membase 0xcc82d000, IRQ 11
usb-ohci.c: usb-00:13.0, PCI device 1002:4374 (ATI Technologies Inc)
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 2
hub.c: USB hub found
hub.c: 4 ports detected
usb-ohci.c: USB OHCI at membase 0xcc82f000, IRQ 11
usb-ohci.c: usb-00:13.1, PCI device 1002:4375 (ATI Technologies Inc)
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 3
hub.c: USB hub found
hub.c: 4 ports detected
uhci.c: USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver v1.1
usb-uhci.c: $Revision: 1.275 $ time 19:56:21 Jan 20 2005
usb-uhci.c: High bandwidth mode enabled
usb-uhci.c: v1.275:USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver
usb.c: registered new driver usbkbd
usbkbd.c: :USB HID Boot Protocol keyboard driver
usb.c: registered new driver hiddev
usb.c: registered new driver hid
hid-core.c: v1.8.1 Andreas Gal, Vojtech Pavlik <>
hid-core.c: USB HID support drivers
mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...
usb.c: registered new driver usb-storage
USB Mass Storage support registered.
hub.c: new USB device 00:13.0-2, assigned address 2
scsi0 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
  Vendor: LEXAR     Model: JUMPDRIVE SECURE  Rev: 1000
  Type:   Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Attached scsi disk sda at scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
SCSI device sda: 1014784 512-byte hdwr sectors (520 MB)
Partition check:
 sda: sda1
WARNING: USB Mass Storage data integrity not assured
USB Mass Storage device found at 2
scsi singledevice 0 0 0 1
scsi singledevice 0 0 0 2
scsi singledevice 0 0 0 3
scsi singledevice 0 0 0 4
Old 07-05-2006, 03:57 PM   #2
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Never mind.

It was my simple mistake.

The way to make boot-CD with k3d was incorrect. Correct way is from Tools menu -> CD -> bake CD image. I still have not figured out why USB fails to boot.


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