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Old 04-10-2007, 07:41 PM   #1
Gunhammar
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Installing slackware 11.0 on a asus p5b-a motherboard (jmicron)


I´m having problems installing slack 11 on asus p5b-e
I have 2 sataII harddrives (showing perfectly when booting the install dvd)
One dvd-rw and one ide hardrive on ide.
when booting the install dvd the 2 sata hdds turns up nicely and i can use cfdisk/fdisk on them (currently windows on them both).
So i was thinking that i want to try the machine out and se how well things work before going 100% slack on it.
So therefore im trying to install it on the ide hdd... without any luck.
The ide uses the jmicron "chipset" that so far that i can tell by searching forums, isn´t supported in the kernel that comes with slack 11....
ive tried booting using the test26.s kernel that some people states should be working... but still it only finds the 2 sataII hdd´s...
the dvd-rw is on the same ide channel as the ide hdd and it boots and lets me read the dvd but I just cant find the ide hdd so i can set it up with partitions...

Anyone that has any ideas/clues the solve this without installing it on my sataII drives ?
 
Old 04-10-2007, 09:00 PM   #2
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Have you tried the huge (I think that's what it's called, off the top of my head) 2.6 or the huge 2.6 SMP?
 
Old 04-10-2007, 09:18 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Gunhammar
the dvd-rw is on the same ide channel as the ide hdd and it boots and lets me read the dvd but I just cant find the ide hdd so i can set it up with partitions...
It could be that the JMicron controller doesn't like having a hard drive and an optical drive (ATAPI) on the same channel.
 
Old 04-10-2007, 11:27 PM   #4
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How is your DVD jumpered? Anytime two drives on are the same ribbon cable, I'd recommend making one master and one slave. The "cable select" option usually doesn't seem to work, at least for me anyway
 
Old 04-11-2007, 12:55 AM   #5
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more info :P

tried using huge26.s kernel.... made my sata drives to be detected as sata for real (/dev/sda & /dev/sdb )
but still it cant find the ide drive.
the ide harddrive is found in bios and working in windows so it should be found as /dev/hda (or something)
but i just cant find it
tried scrolling up reading the boot sequence and as far as i can see its just not there...
(btw that motherboard only have one ide channel)
any more ideas ?

Last edited by Gunhammar; 04-11-2007 at 01:00 AM.
 
Old 08-11-2007, 04:13 PM   #6
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ditto with SuSE on ASUS P5B

I have no answers. I have just tried to install both SuSE10.1 and SuSE10.2 with an EIDE harddrive & an EIDE DVD drive. The P5B starts to boot but Linux is immediately unable to find either EIDE drive.

This problem has quite an old history on the web. But the only Linux fixes I have seen are hardware based. One such fix recommended an adapter to convert the EIDE drive to SATA for about $15.

I have installed various versions of Windows on this hardware with no problems, so there is obviously some purely software fix, but I have not located any software fix yet for Linux, even though this problem is discussed on the web in the Fall of 2006.

If anyone has installed ANY Linux distro on EIDE (PATA) drives on a P5B please post.

ADDQX.
 
Old 05-10-2008, 05:25 PM   #7
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Working Distros

I have the same motherboard in my pc.
The first working Linux Distro with jmicron CD install was Fedora 6.
After it most Linux working fine. Like PCLinuxOS2007<, Ubuntu 7.04<.
I will try to install now the newest Slackware 12.1. I hope it will work
Regards
Janos
 
Old 05-11-2008, 12:18 PM   #8
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Hi,
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I have the same motherboard in my pc.
The first working Linux Distro with jmicron CD install was Fedora 6.
After it most Linux working fine. Like PCLinuxOS2007<, Ubuntu 7.04<.
I will try to install now the newest Slackware 12.1. I hope it will work
Regards
Janos
Did you look at the date of the original post?

You should not have a problem with SlackwareŽ 12.1 with this MB.

Create a new post if you do have some issues.

I would suggest that you read the documentation that PV has provided; Announce 12.1, Slackware-Howto, CHANGES_AND_HINTS.TXT, UPGRADE.TXT. Plus the other text files relevant to your needs.
 
  


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