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Old 11-06-2003, 12:34 AM   #1
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Debian Install Help

Hi all, I'm about as big a newbie as can be, I just finished burning the Debian ISO's to disk. I have 3 HD's, the primary is a Western Dig. 80G with Win XP Pro, one for mass storage, and a IBM 45G, that I'm hoping to put Debian onto. I have formatted the IBM as Ext2, the IBM and the West Dig, are on a promise ATA100 controller card, and the mass storage is on the motherboard. I hit my first troubles right off the bat, during the initial stages of the install, I'm told that there are no hard drives?? And cannot proceed any further, obviously.
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If you hit F4 at the boot: prompt, do you get a list of kernel options? Or modules to load?
Old 11-06-2003, 03:04 AM   #3
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The "bf24" flavour might solve this problem. It's F3 for a list of boot commands. Default is idepci. Other options are vanilla, compact, and bf24. Each of these is a different kernel with support for more or less devices. Try bf24. If that fails try vanilla.
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No RAID, it's just to run 3 hard drives, and 2 opticals.


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