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Thread: How to do you do a 'full debian install' w/o dma?

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    How to do you do a 'full debian install' w/o dma?

    Whenever I try to do a HD install with the debian install option enabled, no matter what I do it for some reason enables DMA for all drives, and that makes the whole system freeze when it tries to copy a new hardware config to somewhere, it freezes.
    How can I stop this madness??

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    Which install? Which version are you using?

    I've done a sucessful install of 3.6 to hard drive using knoppix-installer by booting up from the CD with the nodma cheatcode, waiting for everything to come up and running the installer from a shell.

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    ver 3.4, there's the full, beginner, and hardware detect choices, and it doesn't matter what (or how many times i type it) it just won't disable DMA!
    and i want to try the full debian installation

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    Ideas only: try 3.6.

    Try removing whatever needs nodma (you are booting with knoppix nodma?). This is likely to be a optical drive of some sort. You might even try substituting (borrow it) a drive of another make.

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