[School-GNU-Linux] Error: No partitionable Media found

Hello,

In some motherboards like Asus K8V VM with SATA harddisk, IT@School
Installation stops with the following error.
Error: No partitionable Media found

The problem is with the sata controller of those motherboards.

You can try the latest debian installer from
http://mirror.home-dn.net/d-i/2.6.19/sarge-custom-1115.iso

Start the installation with this iso. You'll get the base system
working. Then login as root and add the IT@School GNU/Linux to the
repositary with the command

# apt-cdrom add

Then with the command
# tasksel
install the rest of the packages.

If the CDROM is not detected after rebooting,  try this.

  1. Progress installation until GRUB installation step.
  2. Push Alt+F2 to go to the shell.
  3. Add modules to load and rebuild initrd as following:

     chroot /target
     echo "libata" >> /etc/initramfs-tools/modules
     echo "ata_piix" >> /etc/initramfs-tools/modules
     update-initramfs -u -k 2.6.19-rc3-1-486
     exit

  4. Push Alt+F1 and finish the installation.


HTH

~vimal


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