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  1. No harddisk on Toshiba Satellite M40X-112 with sarge

    Hello,

    I have a big Problmen with installing Debain sarge on my Toshiba
    Satellite M40X-112 Laptop. In the installation process the harddisk can
    not be found. I logged on to the console to mount it manually, but could
    not find the hdd.

    When I try to install etch (testing), I can find an entry under
    /dev/discs//disc (that points to /dev/scsi/disc/ with entries
    disc, part1, part2 part3 and part4). I have 4 Partitions on my hdd, that
    could be it. But under etch the dvd drive can not be found.

    Can anybody help me with this please?

    The output from lspci says:

    0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. Mobile Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
    0000:00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corp. Mobile Graphics
    Controller (rev 03)
    0000:00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corp. Mobile Graphics Controller
    (rev 03)
    0000:00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6
    Family) USB UHCI #1 (rev 03)
    0000:00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6
    Family) USB UHCI #2 (rev 03)
    0000:00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6
    Family) USB UHCI #3 (rev 03)
    0000:00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6
    Family) USB UHCI #4 (rev 03)
    0000:00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6
    Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 03)
    0000:00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801 PCI Bridge (rev d3)
    0000:00:1e.2 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp.
    82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 03)
    0000:00:1e.3 Modem: Intel Corp. 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family)
    AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 03)
    0000:00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82801FBM (ICH6M) LPC Interface
    Bridge (rev 03)
    0000:00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82801FBM (ICH6M) SATA Controller
    (rev 03)
    0000:00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corp. 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family)
    SMBus Controller (rev 03)
    0000:06:01.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
    RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
    0000:06:02.0 Network controller: Intel Corp. PRO/Wireless 2200BG (rev 05)
    0000:06:04.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments: Unknown device 8031
    0000:06:04.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments: Unknown device 8032
    0000:06:04.3 Unknown mass storage controller: Texas Instruments: Unknown
    device 8033
    0000:06:04.4 0805: Texas Instruments: Unknown device 8034

    Thanks in advance,
    Mayads


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  2. Re: No harddisk on Toshiba Satellite M40X-112 with sarge

    2005-12-13 12:55 +0100, Holger Steudtner wrote:
    > Hello,
    >
    > I have a big Problmen with installing Debain sarge on my Toshiba
    > Satellite M40X-112 Laptop. In the installation process the harddisk can
    > not be found. I logged on to the console to mount it manually, but could
    > not find the hdd.
    >
    > When I try to install etch (testing), I can find an entry under
    > /dev/discs//disc (that points to /dev/scsi/disc/ with entries
    > disc, part1, part2 part3 and part4). I have 4 Partitions on my hdd, that
    > could be it. But under etch the dvd drive can not be found.
    >
    > Can anybody help me with this please?
    >
    > The output from lspci says:
    >
    > 0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. Mobile Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
    > 0000:00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corp. Mobile Graphics
    > Controller (rev 03)
    > 0000:00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corp. Mobile Graphics Controller
    > (rev 03)
    > 0000:00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6
    > Family) USB UHCI #1 (rev 03)
    > 0000:00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6
    > Family) USB UHCI #2 (rev 03)
    > 0000:00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6
    > Family) USB UHCI #3 (rev 03)
    > 0000:00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6
    > Family) USB UHCI #4 (rev 03)
    > 0000:00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6
    > Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 03)
    > 0000:00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801 PCI Bridge (rev d3)
    > 0000:00:1e.2 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp.
    > 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 03)
    > 0000:00:1e.3 Modem: Intel Corp. 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family)
    > AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 03)
    > 0000:00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82801FBM (ICH6M) LPC Interface
    > Bridge (rev 03)
    > 0000:00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82801FBM (ICH6M) SATA Controller
    > (rev 03)
    > 0000:00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corp. 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family)
    > SMBus Controller (rev 03)
    > 0000:06:01.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
    > RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
    > 0000:06:02.0 Network controller: Intel Corp. PRO/Wireless 2200BG (rev 05)
    > 0000:06:04.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments: Unknown device 8031
    > 0000:06:04.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments: Unknown device 8032
    > 0000:06:04.3 Unknown mass storage controller: Texas Instruments: Unknown
    > device 8033
    > 0000:06:04.4 0805: Texas Instruments: Unknown device 8034


    Apparently you have a SATA controller, so it would seem wise to use a
    SATA-enabled kernel. For that you want a 2.6 kenel, the newer the
    better. The official installation procedure can use a 2.6 kernel by
    passing at boot time "linux26" as parameter. Unfortunately it is a
    2.6.8 kernel, and quite a bit of work has been done regarding SATA
    since then. To opt for a 2.6.12 kernel (quite likely to avoid
    problems), you could use the 2.6.12 enabled netinst image compiled by
    François Boisson (as announced by himself yesterday on
    debian-user-french as "Sarge Netinstall 2.6.12[info]"):

    ftp://charlemagne.dyndns.org/pub/deb...-2.6.12-FB.iso

    or

    http://boisson.homeip.net/sarge/debi...-2.6.12-FB.iso

    which is a replica of Debian sarge netinstall 3.1ra for i386 using
    2.6.12 (testing's 2.6 latest kernel).

    --
    Gonzalo HIGUERA DÍAZ

  3. Re: No harddisk on Toshiba Satellite M40X-112 with sarge

    I downloaded that iso and tried with no luck at all. It is still the
    same problem, I can find no hdd.

    I don't understand, why other distros like (k)ubuntu, kanotix and
    knoppix work with that hdd?

    Gonzalo HIGUERA DÍAZ schrieb:
    > Apparently you have a SATA controller, so it would seem wise to use a
    > SATA-enabled kernel. For that you want a 2.6 kenel, the newer the
    > better. The official installation procedure can use a 2.6 kernel by
    > passing at boot time "linux26" as parameter. Unfortunately it is a
    > 2.6.8 kernel, and quite a bit of work has been done regarding SATA
    > since then. To opt for a 2.6.12 kernel (quite likely to avoid
    > problems), you could use the 2.6.12 enabled netinst image compiled by
    > François Boisson (as announced by himself yesterday on
    > debian-user-french as "Sarge Netinstall 2.6.12[info]"):
    >
    > ftp://charlemagne.dyndns.org/pub/deb...-2.6.12-FB.iso
    >
    > or
    >
    > http://boisson.homeip.net/sarge/debi...-2.6.12-FB.iso
    >
    > which is a replica of Debian sarge netinstall 3.1ra for i386 using
    > 2.6.12 (testing's 2.6 latest kernel).
    >
    > --
    > Gonzalo HIGUERA DÍAZ
    >
    >



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  4. Re: No harddisk on Toshiba Satellite M40X-112 with sarge

    mayads wrote:
    > I downloaded that iso and tried with no luck at all. It is still the
    > same problem, I can find no hdd.


    Maybe the same trick works for you that helped me with my hdd in my
    ThinkPad T43 (SATA as well, following excerpt taken from my
    documentation on the linux installation on the T43):

    --8<--

    Download the i386 netinstall image from
    http://www.us.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/, burn it to a CD and
    boot from it.
    At the boot prompt select expert26 or kernel26
    When asked for modules to enable, first disable ata-piix, then let the
    installer detect the optical drive, then at the next prompt for modules
    to enable reenable ata-piix (This might seem a little bit weird, but is
    important in order to make the installer able to detect the optical
    drive at all)

    --8<--

    HTH
    Gina

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