> Which boot flavour?
Forgot to say, i was using bf24 as i wanted the most recent Debian boot
available (tried also some sarge CD's with no luck either).
> It's a common mistake to think that you're intended to retain the
> installation kernel. You aren't: You're intended to browse the
> available "kernel-image-*" packages to find one appropriate to your
> architecture, e.g., kernel-image-2.4.23-1-686-smp".
You didn't get what i was saying. I said i needed a Debian CD Install
containing an SMP kernel to check on my theory.
> As someone else said, could be a jumpering problem. The LDP's Large
> Disk HOWTO (http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Large-Disk-HOWTO.html) clarifies
> how any Linux kernel assesses disk geometry, during boot-up. The
> "hda=cyls,heads,secs" (note that you got the order and device name wrong!)
> trick overrides the kernel's internal algorithm for figuring out those
> things, and should always work great if you specify the right numbers
> and names -- barring hardware problems.
I named the hda= option on the top of my head but i did follow the
precise order of declaration as mentionned on the help screen from boot.
This is fixed anyway by taking out the jumper (it was in master mode
which should be fine ...) and putting that back in, i also disconected
and reconnected the ide cable so one of these did the trick. Thanks to
Paul to lead me to that direction :)
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