PE750: CD not recognized by Debian Sarge

Robert Eklund robert.eklund at hem.net
Fri Mar 4 07:16:01 CST 2005


> Date: Thu, 3 Mar 2005 12:10:18 -0700
> From: BC Rocks <bcrocks at gmail.com>
> Reply-To: BC Rocks <bcrocks at gmail.com>
> To: Mi <mi.lists at alma.ch>
> Subject: Re: PE750: CD not recognized by Debian Sarge
> Cc: linux-poweredge at lists.us.dell.com
> 
> Hello all,
> 
> Same problem here of the drive not being recognized with Mandrake 10.1
> and 2.6 kernel.  We have another 750 here running RH ES running 2.4,
> and the drive was recognized without a hitch.
> 
> My workaround to install was to use the DVD/CD to boot the install
> program (which worked) and then do an NFS install because the DVD/CD
> would crater immediately after selecting the DVD/CD as the
> installation media source.  There is no sign of the DVD/CD on the
> system after installation and I am trying to get Linux to recognize
> the drive now.
> 
> Anyone else with further thoughts or hints?
> 
> 
> Thanks,
> Jim
> 
> 
> On Fri, 25 Feb 2005 21:48:05 +0100, Mi <mi.lists at alma.ch> wrote:
> > Thank you for the idea.
> > 
> > Unfortunately, that's not it. The machine on which I tried the Knoppix
> boot
> > didn't have a USB drive attached.
> > 
> > Worked with Knoppix kernel 2.4, but didn't work with 2.6.
> > 
> > Tnaks anyway,
> > 
> > M
> > 
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> 

My solution is to manually load ide_cd and ata_piix before I let the installer 
autodetect the hardware.
The problem is that the satadriver takes over the pata-controller and blocks it 
before the ata_piix loads.

//Robert




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