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    Default iDeneb v1.4 10.5.6 "Still waiting for root device"

    Today i tried to install iDeneb v1.4 10.5.6 on my PC. Boot from DVD worked just fine, took about 30 minutes. No errors / warnings.

    But when booting from harddisk after the installaion was finished i got the following error: "Still waiting for root device".

    I tried booting with the rd=disk0s1 option - did not work.
    I tried different BIOS settings for the harddisk - did not work.

    My hardware configuration:
    Board - Gigabyte 965P DS4
    CPU - Intel Core2Duo E6600 (2x2,4 GHZ)
    RAM - 1GB (2x512 MB) Kingston HyperX DDR2 800
    Graphics - Nvidia GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512 MB
    1 IDE - HDD 36 GB (an old drive, don't have other drives to play around with)
    1 IDE - DVD Writer

    HDD configured as master, DVD as slave.

    iDeneb installed with vanilla kernel, Drivers selected for ALC883 Audio, Marvell LAN and ICHx fixed. Graphics driver not selected as this should be added later via EFI String.

    I suspect that it could be the onboard Gigabyte IDE - Controller (labeled "Gigabyte SATA2 Controller" in the mainboard manual which supplies 2 SATA connectors and 1 IDE connector) which is causing the troubles.

    But why was everthing working fine during installation?

    Do i need a special driver for the IDE - Controller? I couldn't find any useful infos on the net as everyone seems to be using SATA drives - is this the only solution to get things working?

    Or is there a driver for the Gigabyte SATA2 Controller (i know there is a driver for Jmicron Controllers, should i try this one?

    Or is it impossible to get IDE working?



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    I finally found a solution - a very easy one: I just installed the Jmicron driver and both my IDE HDD and IDE DVD worked just fine.

    The "Gigabyte SATA 2 Controller" on the 965P DS4 seems to be nothing more than a Jmicron - Controller, just not labeled as such in the manual. Or it is at least "close enough" to a Jmicron that Jmicron drivers do the trick...

 

 

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