So I just put in a 6 gig hard drive in my P200 laptop. When installing
Debian, I get to "Detecting Hardware to find CD-ROM drives". It gets 84%
done and then hangs on "Loading module 'ide-disk' for 'Linux ATA DISK'". If
was able to load 'ide-generic' fine.

I am installing Debian 3.1 with kernel 2.6.

Any ideas as to what the problem might be and what to do about it?

Thanks a bunch!