Linux Fails to Detect VT8251 SATA
I have this hardware configuration(only the needed part):
ASUS A8V-MX Motherboard
Via vt8251 Chipset
Samsung SATA HDD
ASUS DVD Writer
BIOS updated to latest 503 version.
I tried to install Mandriva,FC3,FC5,OpenSuse 10.1 the results are as follows:
does not detect my DVD writer.
So lets' stop here.
FC3 & FC5:
Does not detect the hard drive. instead loads a USB Mass Storage Device driver. Tries to use it and fails(definitely).
Same as FC3 and FC5.
What I did so far:
I found a link where the author was providing a set of files for a driver disk which he compiled on a FC5. I followed the steps provided and made the floppy.
Then I booted Fedora(1st 5 then 3) with linux dd.it loads the driver from the disk.
Then just as before I am asked to choose a driver for my HDD.
When I go to the driver list, I can see the names of the two drivers that were there in the floppy. They are
VT8251-AHCI driver and sata_via driver.
But when I select them and try to load them, they are not loaded. Instead the only loaded driver for this device is shown is that USB Mass Storage Device Driver.
However, if i select any of the other available drivers(whatever it may be),it gets loaded and is shown in the loaded drivers list(doesn't work ofcourse).
This is the link I used to download the files for the driver disk:
(I changed the url as its not allowing me to post the url
NOW I am Stuck here.
Can anyone suggest something. It would be really helpful.