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utkal75 03-15-2005 03:21 AM

Can not Install Linux on AMD 64 + ASUS K8N(nForce 3 250 Chipset)
 
Hi

I've recently bought a assembled PC with the following configuration........

* AMD Athlon 64 2800+(754-pins)
* ASUS K8N Motherboard
* Seagate 80GB SATA HDD
* 512 MB RAM
* MSI GeForce 5200 FX Graphics Card

I did not face any problem installing Windows XP on my m/c. But I'm not able to install any flovour of Linux(Fedora Core3, Mandrake 10.1, etc, even with kernel 2.6.10) on my m/c. During the setup process it shows " Loading sata_nv driver". And the setup process does not recognise my HDD.

So I'm total gone mad for this. So can any one please help me out to install Linux on my PC ????

Thanx in Adv.

--
Mr Utkal Ranjan
New Delhi.

ironwalker 03-15-2005 07:56 PM

Looks like you need to download and burn a newer distro or version of existing distro to get sata to work.
Or,grab a 64LiveCD and jot down the driver or copy from the cd the drivers for your disks.

Kanotix64 will recognise it.

allenb 03-15-2005 08:49 PM

It could be that Mandrake 64 10.2 Beta will work for you. I am considering building a computer using the Asus A8N-SLI Delux (64bit) so I have been watching this distribution. I am currently running Mandrake 10.2 Official- 32 bit. There is a discussion in the AMD 64 section of their forum concerning this subject. Go to: "www.mandrakeclub.com", click on AMD 64 and take a look at the various post. The one that I think that you will find interesting is titled: "10.1&nForce4(PCI Express)". Good Luck!

utkal75 03-16-2005 05:56 AM

Hi

I have installed Fedora Core 2 without any problem in my PC with the above configuration... Cheers...

nitrousoxide82 05-01-2005 04:05 PM

Re: Can not Install Linux on AMD 64 + ASUS K8N(nForce 3 250 Chipset)
 
Quote:

Originally posted by utkal75
Hi

I've recently bought a assembled PC with the following configuration........

* AMD Athlon 64 2800+(754-pins)
* ASUS K8N Motherboard
* Seagate 80GB SATA HDD
* 512 MB RAM
* MSI GeForce 5200 FX Graphics Card

I did not face any problem installing Windows XP on my m/c. But I'm not able to install any flovour of Linux(Fedora Core3, Mandrake 10.1, etc, even with kernel 2.6.10) on my m/c. During the setup process it shows " Loading sata_nv driver". And the setup process does not recognise my HDD.

So I'm total gone mad for this. So can any one please help me out to install Linux on my PC ????

Thanx in Adv.

--
Mr Utkal Ranjan
New Delhi.

I have a similar setup - Athlon 64 3000+, ABIT NF8 motherboard (NVIDIA nForce3 250Gb chipset), HDD is also Seagate 80GB SATA, also with 512 megs of RAM - and am facing the same problem with Fedora Core 3. It seems to be related to a bug in the mentioned sata_nv driver, searching the net I found out that commenting out one line in the source and recompiling it would do. Right now I'm stuck with an old 32-bit 2.4.18 kernel from an old Slackware CD, that was the only thing (apart from Windows) that recognized my hard drive. So, without the system installed I can't even think of compiling things. Is there anywhere out there where I can download the patched driver pre-compiled so I can proceed with the system installation? Or should I try another distro (please be 100% sure it works with the nForce3 chipset... thanks in advance)?

nitrousoxide82 05-02-2005 08:48 PM

Re: Re: Can not Install Linux on AMD 64 + ASUS K8N(nForce 3 250 Chipset)
 
Quote:

Originally posted by nitrousoxide82
I have a similar setup - Athlon 64 3000+, ABIT NF8 motherboard (NVIDIA nForce3 250Gb chipset), HDD is also Seagate 80GB SATA, also with 512 megs of RAM - and am facing the same problem with Fedora Core 3. It seems to be related to a bug in the mentioned sata_nv driver, searching the net I found out that commenting out one line in the source and recompiling it would do. Right now I'm stuck with an old 32-bit 2.4.18 kernel from an old Slackware CD, that was the only thing (apart from Windows) that recognized my hard drive. So, without the system installed I can't even think of compiling things. Is there anywhere out there where I can download the patched driver pre-compiled so I can proceed with the system installation? Or should I try another distro (please be 100% sure it works with the nForce3 chipset... thanks in advance)?
Found it. Thanks to the people here, especially the guy who mentioned Kanotix. I'm on Kanotix64 live-cd now... guess what. Due to bad recording media I couldn't run it from the CD, but I was able to boot it RIGHT OFF MY SATA HDD!! It's usable without even burning the CD! Also, it recognizes my HDD and all partitions in it OUT OF THE BOX - it's housed on /dev/sda6. Also I'm coming from another Knoppix-based distro, it'll be real easier to adapt (much more than the Fedora I was trying before, I guess). I'll be adopting Kanotix64 as my distro now. Thanks!! :D

Edit:I may be posting something describing how I booted Kanotix without burning the CD (using lilo) at a later time.

J.W. 05-03-2005 12:58 AM

Re: Re: Re: Can not Install Linux on AMD 64 + ASUS K8N(nForce 3 250 Chipset)
 
Quote:

Originally posted by nitrousoxide82
I may be posting something describing how I booted Kanotix without burning the CD (using lilo) at a later time.
Please do, and please consider submitting it as a Linux Answer Unlike forum threads, which are sorted by date, the tutorials are organized by topic, and retain a very high level of visibility -- J.W.


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