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Re: Possibly erroneous "device not present" message during boot




Brian wrote:
> songbird wrote:
>
>>   what i would do for grins is unplug the
>> devices other than the SSD and the installation 
>> media and then do a base system (simple install 
>> - not expert) and see what the installer does 
>> detect and writes in the fstab and grub menu 
>> (it may even boot).  you may then use those 
>
> This is cargo cult.

  thus my expression "for grins".  ;)

  i noticed my own lack of previous comprehension
as i thought all along the OP was putting things
on an SSD device and not a SD chip.  my SD reader
is on a USB header device with many other things.

  maybe grub needs something provided by the
modules:

usbms, ehci, uhci or ohci?

  these can be tested at the command line and
then doing ls -l to see if the device shows up
or not...


> simple install=some control of d-i.
> expert install=total control of d-i.
>
> In both cases the OP does not want to install a boot loader to the
> device.

  dd can get rid of it easily enough.

  i think the possible confusion for a more
ancient machine may be cleared up enough to 
get workable bits.  how we get to workable
bits may be a different route, but in the end
if they work we have gotten to the cheese in
this particular maze of twisty-turny passages
even if they all look alike (1's and 0's).


  songbird