Are you in BusyBox? Worked fine, needs firmware ; Xen 4. Command-line utilities are packaged for Debian as dpt-i2o-raidutils. Furthermore today’s ever increasing size of hard disk, good practice to allocate several partitions to install an OS, and the need of capability of multi-boot combined together strongly support ATA implementation of SATA disk. More details A blog post claim supermicro provide a tool to get the status out from the command line. Thus, use the “deadline” scheduler that just ensures bulk transactions won’t slow down small transactions:

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Visit the following links: The easiest solution would be to boot the system of a cdrom or such, in rescue mode, then rebuild the initramfs for the kernel s of the OS on the flash card. When the installer starts, it will automatically find the firmware files in the directory on the removable storage and, if needed, install the firmware for your hardware.

Install debian to ICH5/R’s SATA disk

Command-line utilities are packaged for Debian as dpt-i2o-raidutils. But installing kernel-package should pull in all you need.

This can happen, for example, with wireless network cards which often require non-free firmware to function see ipw for an example. Since sid are unstable stage, you need to be good at debootstrap options and later some adjustments.


Solution is to install firmware-linux-nonfree Jessie? Just make sure you create a parent directory first, mount a partition, then create sub-directory, and finally rtch a corresponding partition.

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Update firmware as needed. Needless to say, there are some differences in BIOS setting terminology.

Fri, Jun 1 Hosting provided by Metropolitan Area Network Darmstadt. Last edited by farslayer; aata All times are GMT Also, afacli requires libraries that are no longer available in Debian distributions. Since we would like to install through network, we do not need CD-ROM reference; thus we must comment it out.

Install debian to ICH5/R’s SATA disk

This will result in a full list of available kernels being shown, from which you can manually select the flavor that is appropriate for your system. Recently linux kernel 2. Module name Module description Firmware file acenic. The problem can be avoided by also selecting the option manual package selection when selecting the desktop task.

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Works fine, but after reboot no display visible. This network controller is supported by the bnx2 driver, but requires external non-free firmware. SATA hard-drives with 2.


Worked mostly fine, needs firmware-netxen. You don’t need to build the module, it already comes as part of the standard debian kernel and module packages. It should be improved to list the matching package names.

You can check the status and other things using the sas2ircu utiliity.

Create at least 2 partitions, one root and another swap. Is the kernel driver needed for this RAID system available in the default kernel? All you need to do is to make sure that the module is built into kernel initramfs used to boot the system. Can be tested under QEMU http: They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.

Please let us know by mailing to us. We can install it to a MBR of a hard disk, but I do ssata place it there. To get it working for me, I installed the kernel from experimental 2.