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Old 07-13-2005, 01:50 PM   #1
nishantshobhit
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SATA + ASUS MotherBoard K8sMX + Fedora Core 3 ....??


Hi folks,

I am a newbie and my system's configuration is

Processor: AMD 2800+
MotherBoard: ASUS K8XMS
Hard Disk: SATA 80 GB Seagate

Which distro can detect my hard disk ?
I have heard that FC3 supports SATA .....

I dont have FC3 cd's i have just the iso files ...
So after installing i will need drivers and all for my wireless LAN card and for my sound card,which are few and far between..

Any Thoughts ??


Thanks

P.S: LAN CARD: Level 1 11g
 
Old 07-13-2005, 03:21 PM   #2
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Any distribution will work, but hard drives are fixed hardware which the software (kernel) will check as is. Seagate SATA hard drives has problems enabling DMA. I suggest returning the hard drive or selling it and get either a Western Digital or Hitachi. Maxtor also has problem while using DMA. It is best to use PATA hard drives to install Linux first and then copy the files to the SATA drive. This just makes the installation process easier.

I suggest using a wired NIC instead wireless. It is a lot easier to configure a wired NIC than a wireless NIC. Wireless NIC has a very, very high security risk even if you use encryption. Enabling encryption for a wireless NIC increases latency when playing online games. Using wireless network technology should be used with computers that moves constantly throughout the day. It should not be used with stationary systems which may be on longer than expected.
 
Old 07-13-2005, 11:06 PM   #3
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I cant change the hard disk now and also the LAN card coz my college has WLAN connectivity ...

How do i copy the files from pata to sata ??

Please Advice
 
Old 08-02-2005, 06:04 AM   #4
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SATA Disk failure on Asus K8S-MX

I faced the same problem while installing FC3,FC4, Xandros or Mandriva on Seagate 80GB SATA fitted on a K8S-MX Motherboard. The installations of FC asked the drivers for it but I couldn't find the Linux SATA drivers on the Mobo CD. Anaconda has a SIS SATA driver but it failed to detect the drive and the system rebooted after the error message. Neither the FCs nor Xandros, Mandriva, and Suse came up with success. This is a general problem with SATA on Linux as many of my friends have faced the same problem on different machines.

Just follow these links to see some other victims. http://www.ussg.iu.edu/hypermail/lin...05.0/0595.html
http://www.linuxaa.com/ftopic12841.html
http://www.linuxhq.org/modules.php?n...iewtopic&p=237

But there is a solution given in this link!
http://www.megalinux.net/archives/000413.html

Let's hope for the best.
 
Old 10-17-2005, 09:09 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by Electro
Any distribution will work, but hard drives are fixed hardware which the software (kernel) will check as is. Seagate SATA hard drives has problems enabling DMA. I suggest returning the hard drive or selling it and get either a Western Digital or Hitachi. Maxtor also has problem while using DMA. It is best to use PATA hard drives to install Linux first and then copy the files to the SATA drive. This just makes the installation process easier.

Is there a procedure somewhere for installing on a PATA hard drive then transferring to a SATA drive, or is it just as simple as it sounds? I am in a similar situation, but I have an older 6GB hard drive I can install FC4 on, and then transfer it to my 80GB Western Digital SATA drive, but I have never done that before.

I am still a when it comes to Fedora/Linux in general, but I am well versed in Micro$oft.

Thanks
Steve
 
  


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