I got a little problem installing OpenSuSE 11.1 from DVD. Everything is great until YaST is ready to install SuSE. It is asking for a CD instead of using the DVD. No matter what i do, i can’t get the dvd to work :.
I looked in the menu to load the drivers but they are not there. The only loaded drivers i found are CD-ROM drivers :(.
Thank you for your reaction. This didn’t help, i tried a shell window (the only one i could find) and execute the command. Unfortunately the “unknown command” output came back. Did i something wrong? Or is there another way to do?
I’m sorry and thank you for your help. This didn’t work. I was able to execute the command but i do not have a function or option called Jmicron in my BIOS settings. And allthough i use a dual core processor and SATA drives (hdd’s), i only can use my IDE (cdrom) drives.
Try the other one modules.pata though I would thought ide-generic would be the one I’ll continue googling. You’re looking for kernel parameter that you need to insert a module. Your other option might be a net install.
This is a really old problem wish the old forums were up I’d find the fix. What is the model of the PC or is it a black box? Or perhaps the drive details to assist the goggle search.
EDIT: @Caf they don’t have any they haven’t installed a single pkg let alone set up repos.
I’m going for a net install. Reading through the other thread(10.1) didn’t make pleasant reading many resorted to net installs or ide-sata converters.
If you have access to usb dvd drive perhaps that’ll do it.
If you can get a distro working i.e a live distro perhaps you can see what the difference is. Knoppix tends to be quite good for troubleshooting hardware.
I say this as I noticed one person tried all the parameters under the sun but couldn’t get it to go on Suse yet had no trouble with RH/Fed.
It is certainly worth bug reporting if you can get it installed, I’m sure it is related to the not so recent libata change. More so as you say you’re mixing ide with sata. I’m not being helped as the old archives are pretty unsearchable, but you’ve tried most of what I remembered that thread seems to have most of the fixes.
By the way I’m presuming you’ve done as Caf suggested and the disk is checking out fine.