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    Re: Hard Time Installing Woody With Boot Disk (Score: 1)
    by xtifr (xtifr at debian.org) on Monday, October 29 @ 22:45:39 GMT
    (User Info) http://people.debian.org/~xtifr

    Unfortunately, potato boot disks do not work with ATA100. There are special boot disks for ATA66, but they don’t help. I speak from experience here.

    What I ended up doing was building a custom kernel with ATA100 support, and replacing the kernel on the potato rescue disk with that. Unfortunately, I mentioned the fact in public, but I forgot to document the procedure, so when requests started coming in for help, I wasn’t much help.

    However, by using this approach, I was able to install potato, and then upgrade immediately to sid. So, if you’re ambitious and reasonably skilled, you could try to copy my approach. I can verify that it works, even if I can’t remember how any more.

    cheers

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