[TAG] Debian Installation
ny at youngman.org.uk
Sun Oct 1 22:49:09 MSD 2006
Well I've had enough of the creeping bit rot in my Mepis installation and I
want to be rid of Mepis. I'm trying to go back to a plain vanilla Debian
installation. I've also recently upgraded my system with a SATA conroller and
a 200GB hard disk, onto which I tried to install Debian with the Debian 3.1
The default install hung, so I went for the "expert" install and got an
installation on the SATA disk. It's definitely there, I can see it, but I
can't boot from it.
It's on /dev/sda5, and grub loads the kernel up, but the kernel panics because
as far as it's concerned /dev/sda5 doesn't exist. I can only assume that the
kernel it has installed doesn't have the right module (SiI3112) installed for
the SATA controller.
Is there a way to check what modules are built into this kernel?
Is there a simple way around this?
Is it best just to build my own kernel to replace the one that has been
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