Bug#474737: Still not working: Etch netboot installer does not detect ide harddisk - Debian

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  1. Bug#474737: Still not working: Etch netboot installer does not detect ide harddisk

    I have tried a recent version of netinst and it still is missing the piix module.

    iso image: http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/...86-netinst.iso

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  2. Bug#474737: Still not working: Etch netboot installer does not detect ide harddisk

    On Wednesday 29 October 2008, markus.mbox@gmx.de wrote:
    > I have tried a recent version of netinst and it still is missing the
    > piix module.


    This really is total nonsense.
    It's in /lib/modules//kernel/drivers/ide/pci/ and is present for
    both the Etch and Lenny installer.

    > iso image:
    > http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/...bian-40r5-i386
    >-netinst.iso


    Stable updates are not likely to change anything major. If you really want
    to try an updated image, either use the daily built images from [1] and
    install lenny, or use an "etchnhalf" image [2] which installs etch, but
    uses a newer kernel.

    [1] http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/
    [2] http://www.debian.org/releases/etch/...ller/etchnhalf



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  3. Bug#474737: Still not working: Etch netboot installer does not detect ide harddisk

    > This really is total nonsense.
    > It's in /lib/modules//kernel/drivers/ide/pci/ and is present for
    > both the Etch and Lenny installer.


    Sorry, no :-(

    More precisely: Within debian-LennyBeta2-i386-netinst.iso there is a initrd.gz (size 4294684) containing lib/modules/2.6.24-1-486/kernel/drivers/ide/pci/piix.ko. Ok, looks good.

    But with this initrd the installer tries is to access a CD/DVD drive and fails without it. Don't know why this is called a "netinst" iso. One would expect netinst uses a network connection.

    There also is a kernel / initrd.gz (size 5245043) pair in debian/dists/lenny/main/installer-i386/current/images/netboot/debian-installer/i386.

    If you take this initrd.gz the installer initiates dhcp and network, as expected. But this initrd has no ide modules. There is only a ...drivers/ide/legacy directory. I you have a scsi disk there is no problem, but ide disks are not found.


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  4. Bug#474737: Still not working: Etch netboot installer does not detect ide harddisk

    On Thursday 30 October 2008, markus.mbox@gmx.de wrote:
    > > This really is total nonsense.
    > > It's in /lib/modules//kernel/drivers/ide/pci/ and is present
    > > for both the Etch and Lenny installer.

    >
    > Sorry, no :-(


    Eh, YES!

    > More precisely: Within debian-LennyBeta2-i386-netinst.iso there is a
    > initrd.gz (size 4294684) containing
    > lib/modules/2.6.24-1-486/kernel/drivers/ide/pci/piix.ko. Ok, looks
    > good.
    >
    > But with this initrd the installer tries is to access a CD/DVD drive
    > and fails without it.


    Great. So instead of wasting our time trying to convince us that we don't
    know what we're talking about, why don't you try my suggestions from [1]
    and actually give some meaningfull info about what happens when you load
    the different drivers manually?

    You also never sent the log for an installation on the "real hardware".

    > Don't know why this is called a "netinst" iso.
    > One would expect netinst uses a network connection.


    It does. Only the base system can be installed from the CD. All other
    packages need to be downloaded from a network mirror.

    > There also is a kernel / initrd.gz (size 5245043) pair in
    > debian/dists/lenny/main/installer-i386/current/images/netboot/debian-in
    >staller/i386.


    That image is currently broken as documented in the top news item on [2].
    You will get a big fat warning that "no corresponding kernel module udebs
    can be found". Have you just ignored that?
    Please use a daily built image until RC1 is released.

    The fact that it does not contain piix is correct. In fact, a netboot
    initrd does not contain _any_ disk drivers, only network and USB, simply
    because it does not need to.
    The disk drivers are loaded later in the installation from a mirror. When
    you use a daily built netboot image instead and look again during or
    after the disk detection step, you _will_ see the module.

    [1] http://bugs.debian.org/474737#10
    [2] http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/



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