Debian Bug report logs - #345999
installation-report: Fails to detect CD

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Package: installation-report; Maintainer for installation-report is Debian Install System Team <>; Source for installation-report is src:installation-report.

Reported by: Felipe Sateler <>

Date: Wed, 4 Jan 2006 19:03:07 UTC

Severity: important

Found in version installation-reports/2.9

Done: Christian Perrier <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Subject: Re: Bug#345999: installation-report: Same problem on a Dell Latitude D610
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Mensaje citado por Pelayo Gonzalez <>:

> Mensaje citado por Frans Pop <>:
> > On Sunday 29 January 2006 11:08, Pelayo Gonzalez wrote:
> > > I think that we need to add the line 'options libata atapi_enabled=1'
> > > to /etc/modprobe.conf in the initrd image of the debian-installer.
> > 
> > Could you try to do this manually first to check that it works?
> > When you get the first screen of the installer (language question), switch
> > to VT2 (using atl-F2) and use 'nano /etc/modprobe.conf' to add the line.
> > 
> > One problem with this solution is that it only works for the installation 
> > itself. The user would still have a non-working CD drive after the reboot 
> > into the installed system.
> > 
> It's dificult to do with debian installer as libata is loaded BEFORE any
> user
> interaction, and no rmmod is present to remove and reload the modules. 

Well I've managed to boot with netinst daily-build (2006-01-16), and CDROM was
detected. This is a micro-HowTo:

1 - boot:  

expert BOOT_DEBUG=3

2 - In the shell:

nano /etc/modprobe.conf

add the line:

options libata atapi_enabled=1

save & quit

exit from the shell

3 - Continue the installation. After choosing your language and keyboard you
can go to the shell (Alt+F2) and verify that you CDROM is there:

cat /proc/scsi/scsi

4 - After installs completes don't forget to configure your mkinitrd tool in
order to pass 'atapi_enabled=1' to libata, and dpkg-reconfigure

Note: If for mkinitramfs you should add 'libata atapi_enabled=1' to

FixMe: How to configure yaird?.



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