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Old 03-13-2007, 12:22 PM   #1
Ravinder Singh
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How to install Linux on seagate SATA hard drive


I am unable to install Linux On my Seagate SATA Hard drive. It is not detecting my hard drive. Please tell me which drivers from where and how to install them to install Linux on HD.
 
Old 03-13-2007, 12:31 PM   #2
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Sata drivers are included with Linux. If it still can't see your disk, than I'm afraid you're out of luck. Unless you could be a bit more specific about the other hardware in your machine: usually it's not the disk that is to blame but the motherboard.
 
Old 03-15-2007, 09:18 AM   #3
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Need more info.

need to know the motherboard and sata controller number.
 
Old 03-15-2007, 09:30 AM   #4
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hi,
which distro and version, is it latest?
regards,
Nirmal Tom
 
Old 03-16-2007, 10:38 AM   #5
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I have motherboard which includes Promise controller.
Linux driver is contained on support disk.
I copied this driver to a floppy disk and began to install Linux. During instalation I load driver from a floppy disk.
 
Old 03-17-2007, 08:46 AM   #6
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What i Have ti do.

Hey man..

Know the troubles with having a sata drive. Some of the live distro's will let you compile and run the drivers from the live disk...albeit a very slow process. the 64 bit versions sometimes have more support for the newer sata raid controllers.

http://www.linuxtag.org/1998/softwar...mini/Ultra-DMA

This site has some information on getting promise controllers to work in linux... Good Luck. P.S. the promise controller info starts about halfway down the page.
 
Old 03-18-2007, 12:08 AM   #7
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hi,
nice information, Hern_28
regards,
Nirmal Tom.V
 
Old 03-18-2007, 04:11 PM   #8
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I have had serious SATA pain, try noacpi as a kernel parameter when you install. It worked for me with Fedora Core 6 I suspect it would have worked with other distros.

Cheers,
Phil
 
Old 03-18-2007, 04:15 PM   #9
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