[clug] RH can find HDD but SUSE and Debian cannot?

Andrew Pollock andrew-clug at andrew.net.au
Sun Sep 5 06:31:56 GMT 2004


You don't mention what version of Debian or SuSE (or RedHat for that

I'm not familiar with Compaq hardware. Does this have IDE or SCSI disks?

If you were trying to install Debian using a Woody (i.e. version 3.0) CD,
that's rather long in the tooth now. Sarge (which should be version 3.1) is
near release, and release candidates CD images of the new installer can be
downloaded from http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/

It would be interesting to see if you have any more success using this
version of Debian to install with.



On Sat, Sep 04, 2004 at 03:40:12PM +1000, Benedict and Trisha Wyss wrote:
> Hi all,
> Only RedHat can find HDD's and begin installing, SUSE and Debian fail to
> detect them.
> To note:
> a. Error msg = 162 System Options Not Set, 1 out of every 5 boots
> b. I have replaced the batterie (all-be-it bodged with a soldering iron, but
> still works I think),  
> c. It is a compaq AP400 machine using the F10 / Diag diskettes to access the
> BIOS, which works and saves, I think, and nothing to say otherwise.
> Questions
> 1. Is it possible to get a proper batterie holder soldered on the mother
> board cheaply?
> 2. Why only RH can detect HDD's with the current issue with PC? 
> Further note:
> I am unable to out lay much in the way of cash, so pls keep in mind when
> replying.
> Thanks in advance,
> Ben

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