right am back to the hard disk for the time being, ill sort out the SSD/SATA controller issue another time but...... this time i have another issue and the same as the one Caseycullen has reported for PPC64 Debian 9/Sid
using the new installer i can install the first bit after partitioning, however i cant seem to download anything from the package manager. It asks me to configure the package manager manually so i have literally spent the past hour or so going through every address on this list
i am assuming that where you enter mirror hostname it is along the lines of ftp.ports.debian.org and when prompted for the debian archive mirror directory it will be along the lines of /debian/ as on the list or /debian-ports/ as per Julian's suggestion.
with the ftp.ports.debian.org hostname i get the installer failed to access the mirror this may be a problem with your network or with the mirror
with all the other mirrors it says the architecture is not supported
suffice to say if i bypass this i only get the very basic package which loads into bash and i cant seem to do any sudo apt-get update or much else.
any ideas here what can be done?
current kernel assuming this makes a difference 4.14.15