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vicky_me 09-05-2006 04:05 AM

SATA HDD wont detect on RHEL 4
 
My sata drive wont detect on rhel4 i have to disable sata and set it as an IDE through the BIOS and then its detected. What do i do? I am trying to install rhel 4 on my SATA, i read that linux is not too sats friendly is that true?

odcheck 09-05-2006 04:11 AM

Same as your thread with the Internet thing.(IRQ....) More details are needed.
So you can insert a valid driver during the install using linux dd
Dell for e.g. offers a SATA Driver for Redhat Enterprise Linux.
Depends on the Chipset.

rhce1arun 09-05-2006 04:32 AM

put the first bootable cd and at the boot prompt type the following command


linux all-generic-ide noapic nolapic

hope this will work

odcheck 09-05-2006 05:03 AM

If you change your SATA Operation mode or called similar within your BIOS to ATA then you don't have do mention about sata drivers. But if you want to use sata then
you have to insert a driver module disk during the setup.
Here is a Link for ICH7R Chipset
It's from Dell maybe it works with your system as well cause I suppose thats only corresponding to the Chipset (if you're using ICH7R... )
how to:
Code:

Extract the archive
1. Log in as the root user
2. At a command prompt, type "tar xzvf ahci-1.00b-rhel4-multiarch-2.tar.gz to extract the files from the compressed archive
3. At a command prompt, type "cd ahci-1.00b-rhel4-multiarch-2"

Installing RHEL 4 Gold with a driver disk
1. Create the driver disk:
Floppy: dd if=ahci-1.00b-rhel4-G-multiarch-dd.img of=/dev/fd0
-- or --
ISO: burn the ISO image to a CD-R or CD-RW disk using any CD-burning app
2. Boot to the RHEL 4 Gold CD 1. At the "boot:" prompt, type: linux dd
3. Insert the driver floppy or CD when prompted, and continue with the install

RPM Installation
1. Download the latest dkms RPM from support.dell.com, or install the one from the archive by typing "rpm -Uvh dkms-2.0.5-1.noarch.rpm". If you receive a message that a newer dkms is installed on your system already, proceed to the next step
2. At a command prompt, type "rpm -Uvh ahci-1.00b-1dkms.noarch.rpm" to install the device driver.

forget about the dkms - you wont need that ;-)

jdaniels73 09-05-2006 06:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vicky_me
My sata drive wont detect on rhel4 i have to disable sata and set it as an IDE through the BIOS and then its detected. What do i do? I am trying to install rhel 4 on my SATA, i read that linux is not too sats friendly is that true?

I had the same problem, with the same, and other, SATA BIOS settings, and found that using RedHat ES4 Update 3 was the solution. Which exact version of RedHat are you using? Also, what motherboard / processor do you have? I used an ASUS RS120 and it, combined with RedHat, created many compatibility issues that only RHES4 U3 overcame :)

Cheers,
Jon

DBabo 09-05-2006 10:19 AM

Will bluntly state that you will need the 2.6 kernel to get SATA drives to work.

vicky_me 09-06-2006 02:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DBabo
Will bluntly state that you will need the 2.6 kernel to get SATA drives to work.

Where do i get those?

vicky_me 09-06-2006 06:20 AM

well my motherboard is some generic brand but everest detects it as a P4M800-8237R-6A7L6PRAC-00 board

DBabo 09-06-2006 08:45 AM

not sure i understood what it detects..
you can get the kernel from kernel.org.
read how to compile first.
Btw, you should have subscription to RHn - they have rpms for the kernels.

update: Sorry , was rushing out of the door - didn't read carefully your post. It's not so much about motherboard, but as guys said - if you can change settings in the Bios - that would be a solution too. At least temporary. Until you get the latest and greatest kernel.
but you should have a subscription to the rhn - so get it from there. Get devel rpm check all your devices and go on recompiling and compiling :)
I've recently moved from 2.4 ( rhel 3 ) to rh4 ( 2.6 ) - damn USB was making me crazy.
Have fun.

manojmane4 10-03-2006 09:06 AM

booting time problem
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by rhce1arun
put the first bootable cd and at the boot prompt type the following command


linux all-generic-ide noapic nolapic

hope this will work


Hi,

have problem during booting time ,
it shows problem that kernel panic,
also it not mount / .

as i have seagate sata harddisc using above option i install
rhe4 but not able to boot as it gives grub loader but mount / problem.

ztdep 10-26-2006 11:48 AM

how can i know which kind of controlled that i used.

saikee 10-26-2006 12:07 PM

Ever thought of using the successor of Red Hat -------> Fedora?

odcheck 10-27-2006 02:40 AM

@ztdep how about an
Code:

lspci -v

tomsubic 12-08-2006 10:01 PM

MOBO Disk
 
Does anyone have the driver disk for this motherboard p4m800-823/7r-6a7l6prac-00? I sure could use a copy. Ty in advance.

saikee 12-09-2006 06:36 AM

Normally the vendor who supplies the motherboard provides the downloadable drivers at his Web site. It is pretty standard in the industry.


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