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Old 06-30-2005, 05:38 AM   #1
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Question Install Linux on SATA ide disk


I have a PC with one clean SATA Western Digital disk in it.
When I want to install "Red Hat Enterprise Linux" 3 or 4 or Suse Linux 9.0 on it, then it responds that it has no medium to install Linux on.

How can I see the SATA disk for installing any Linux (preferable RHEL3)
Do I need to load/include extra drivers ?
 
Old 06-30-2005, 03:21 PM   #2
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Please don't think I'm insulting your intelligence but have you tried the expert install?
During the expert install you'll have the ability to choose the hard drive and a standard partition setup or creating your own.

Just a thought.

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Old 06-30-2005, 08:45 PM   #3
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I had the same issue. SuSE 9.0 doesn't recognize SATA drives. In your BIOS you may be able to degrade the drive to PATA. You'll take a hit on performance, but depending on how you use the system you may never see an issue. SuSE 9.1 and above will recognize the SATA drive. I don't have any experience with RedHat.
 
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Yes I checked yesterday in the BIOS the SATA settings. I found something like:
Automatic RAID detection or ATA

This works fine for Redhat 4.0, but not for 3.0.
I discovered that Redhat 4.0 contains several different SATA drivers. I could select them when the installation doesn't find any installation medium, however without success. 3.0 doesn't have these drivers.

Now I have systems with SATA and Redhat 3.0 preinstalled by DELL working fine. Maybe it is worth to contact DELL about this ...
 
  


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