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

  • From: "Vimal Joseph" <vimal@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: schoolgnu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2006 12:31:39 +0530


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

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

  4. Push Alt+F1 and finish the installation.



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