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Old 01-16-2006, 06:28 PM   #1
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Install Issues ( No hard drives have been found you probably )

I have a problem when i am trying to install Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES 4 Update 2 (AMD64/Intel EM64T). I am getting the following message. Can anyone suggest where to get the proper drivers ?

"No hard drives have been found you probably need to manually choose drivers for the installation to succed"

My mother board is
BIOSTAR TForce6100-939 Socket 939 NVIDIA GeForce 6100
Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

My Hard Drive
Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 ST380817AS 80GB 7200 RPM 8MB
Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM

AMD Athlon 64 Processor 3200+, 2.0 GHZ, 2000 mhz FSB 512 KB L2 Cache

Old 01-16-2006, 06:56 PM   #2
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Unfortunely sata srives are not usable in any Redhat/Fedora/Centos/Redhat_Ent distro that I have seen. Some things you may try. Seetting the sata to a pata setting in the bios or a legacy IDE device till it is installed. Once installed sata modules do exist but not sure if they are compatiable to your sata controller. I have installed Fedora on a sata about a year ago. Ended up installing an standard IDE drive and install fedora. Once done I copied partition images with Knoppix Live CD and partimage from the IDE to the Sata. Removed the IDE and restarted. Also had to reinstall grub to MBR of sata drive. Long process. I know ubuntu has a 64 bit version but not sure if sata is available at install time. Others should know or search ubuntu site for info.



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