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Old 05-04-2004, 05:12 PM   #226
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Quote:
Originally posted by Aussie

I'm not using libata yet, I'm going to have a play around with it when it's merged into 2.4.27-pre.
I tried blacklisting my Seagate drives in drivers/scsi/sata_sil.c, with lousy performance, of cause.
Removing the drives from sata_sil.c, and using pci=noacpi noapic nolapic, I could then do 20 loops of hdparm, no locks.

Then, on the nforcershq list, someone adviced that the real problem is not the disks, but the nForce2 APIC, and suggested I try pci=noacpi noapic nolapic . Yup, no lockups. But I need APIC, can't use PIC - too slow, too many shared interupts.

A thread on the gentoo list referred to a workarond to the nForce2 APIC problem:

http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kern...ct-quirk.patch

The patch doesn't install on 2.6.5, so I added it manually, no sweat.
Now it works with 2.6.5, apic and acpi enabled, no lockups. Great. No probs with the Seagate 7200.7 160GB disks, as far as SATA goes.

I'll produce a diff soon, just too tired now. Heading for the tele and some action stuff :-


Udma is another testimony that pigs, given enough thrust, can fly.
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Old 05-19-2004, 04:52 PM   #227
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KNOPPIX 3.4 --- 5-17-04 w/ 2.6.6 kernel no hassle recognition

KNOPPIX 3.4 --- 5-17-04 w/ 2.6.6 kernel has a no hassle immediate no dink around recognition of this SERIAL ATA hard drive!!!!! . . . though I still haven't bothered to install LInux on the blank partition yet, at least I can acces my Windows files from Linux.

Thank you Klaus Knopper. You are Santa Claus to me!!!!


Thank God I didn't waste too much time with Mandrake or the Fukdora Core 2 . . . . . . . !!!!!!

I mean don't get me wrong the Mandrake 9.2 installed great on the 4 year old standard IBM SCSI SCuzzi drive . . . and I got another slightly slower 733Mhz box with Fedora LTS12 I bought but . . . hey, for all those with Windows on a Serial ATA drive they'd like to play with and save files with to and from Linux for the first time!!!

You should be a bit free-er to do so with this version of Knoppix
!!!!!





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Posted: Sun Mar 14, 2004 12:33 pm Post subject: the Serial ATA CRUX tackled
Thank you very much for hosting the Linux install fest.


Cooper,

To review the findings of my system, to the best of my understanding we discovered:

with this motherboard:

http://www.digital-daily.com/motherboard/msi-kt6-delta/

and this hard drive:

Model Number:ST380023AS
Capacity:80 GB
Speed:7200 rpm
Seek time:9 ms avg
Interface:Serial ATA


http://www.seagate.com/cda/products/...er/1,,,00.html

- kernel 2.6.x + is the only kernel that will support that VIA chipset 8237 of mine and the latest distribution package that has this:

is GENTOO? http://linuxiso.org/distro.php?distro=45
w / kernel 2.6.1 - r2

the latest greatest MANDRAKE & FEDORA, & just about every other major free distribution as of 3-13-4 is obsolete

it seems to take a little struggling to get the Gentoo install disk to load 2.6.1 instead of 2.4.x

- the dude with the hat a has the same mother board type & ethernet card as I do and wrote it down:

"Broadcom Gigabit ethernet:

use this - tg2 2.6.5 module - OR - BC 5700 from MSI (broadcom module)

AND a whole bunch of other discoveries advanced Linux user revelations which Cooper is very aware of. At this point I'd like to request that information be posted, reviewed, and described further by all those concerned.

Once again thanks for the support!!

sincerely,
- kidsatacrux

P.S.

An unlabeled disk was left in the CD-ROM with a bunch of files. Is it mine to keep?

Bear in mind there is still much needed work for an install. I had hoped to get a Dual-Boot system (yes, I've still got a Windows XP partition) and there just wasn't quite enough time.

Maybe I'd invite you or some of the other experienced users over for a free dinner sometime next weekend or spring break . . . with you and some other friends to help tweak this p.c. some more.

Until then see you in a month.

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Posted: Sun Mar 14, 2004 2:23 pm Post subject:
Here's some more information about that Chipset VIA 8237

http://www.viaarena.com/?PageID=297#ATA

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Old 06-02-2004, 01:30 AM   #228
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Anyone know how I can disable some drives? I have a P4P800 using sata/raid for winxp, but separate hdc and hdd drives for Linux -- i get all kinds of issues in linux, with sda and sdb, and such -- i just want to disable them.
(but not in bios or anything like that -- still need to be able to boot windows)
 
Old 06-02-2004, 01:58 AM   #229
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Why ???
Others spent ages to get their SATA-drives runnning under Linux.
Anyhow, have a look at your /etc/fstab file. There you should see the sda and sdb drive-partitions. Just comment them out. (okay you can still mount them now as root, but disabling the driver requires that you provide which controller you have and/or to recompile your kernel).
Regards
Stephan
 
Old 06-07-2004, 05:17 PM   #230
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sata boot disk for slackware

If anyone is in need I compiled a sata boot disk.
It is the 2.6.6 kernel and will boot any sata chipset supported thus far...

If in need let me know and see this post also...

Here!

or just go to my web site:

Four Elements - Linux SATA and RAID Resources

bc

Last edited by bonecrusher; 08-27-2004 at 02:52 PM.
 
Old 07-01-2004, 05:41 AM   #231
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I am a newbei who wants to install Linspire 4.5 on a SATA hardrive. The installation CD won't recognize my hardrive. Could someone please give me a easy step by step method of getting around this problem??
 
Old 07-01-2004, 07:38 AM   #232
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You'll to make a boot floppy with an updated kernel on it. Or try Mandrake 10.
 
Old 07-01-2004, 07:51 AM   #233
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ohh ok thanks..
Wouldn't I also have to update the kernel when windows is installed too.
And could u please give me a link to where I can get the latest kernel.
I'm actually trying to solve my problem currently...I appreciate any help...
Thanks
I tried SUSE 9.1 before and that worked fine but really want to use Linspire
 
Old 07-01-2004, 08:20 AM   #234
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Quote:
Originally posted by Moey
ohh ok thanks..
Wouldn't I also have to update the kernel when windows is installed too.
Well if you want to access the windows partitions - yes. You will have to compile in NTFS access if you use it with XP. You will still be able to add winxp to the lilo/grub boot menu even if you can't 'mount' those partitions when linux is active. So on one hand-no you don't need to compile win into linux but if you want to be able to read/write to partition when running linux - yes you do.


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And could u please give me a link to where I can get the latest kernel.
www.kernel.org

Quote:

I'm actually trying to solve my problem currently...I appreciate any help...
Thanks
I tried SUSE 9.1 before and that worked fine but really want to use Linspire

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Old 07-01-2004, 09:34 AM   #235
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Thanks for your help...
Sorry for my stubborn brain...but I got the latest kernel patch but I dunno how to apply
it or put it on floppy...or even maybe this patch can't be used to make a boot disk!
 
Old 07-01-2004, 10:47 AM   #236
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Thanks for your help...
Sorry for my stubborn brain...but I got the latest kernel patch but I dunno how to apply
it or put it on floppy...or even maybe this patch can't be used to make a boot disk!
Ok thats easy:


(This example assumes you would have a 2.6.6 kernel installed already...)
go to /usr/src/linux
or wherever you have your source you are compiling and mv the patch file to there then:

Code:
/home/me/Downloads# mv patch-2.6.7.bz2 /usr/src/linux
/home/me/Downloads# cd /usr/src/linux
/usr/src/linux# bunzip2 patch-2.6.7.bz2
/usr/src/linux# patch -p1 < patch-2.6.7
(I used 2.6.7 in the above as an example... you will be moving (mv) a bzipped2 file-hence the bunzip2 command...) and upgrading a 2.6.6 kernel to 2.6.7

it will then proceed to patch up your kernel by going through the speciific directories you need patched.

Make sure you get all the patches you need and patch in order:

if your running 2.6.4 say and want to patch to 2.6.7
u need:

patches for 2.6.5 , 2.6.6 and 2.6.7
then patch up to 2.6.5 first then 2.6.6 then 7
ya dig?

anything more then that it is probably worth while to just go ahead and d/load a whole new source code..

edit:
ps: If you haven't installed linux yet, you will just wanna install the kernel that comes with it, and then maybe d/load a whole new kernel... or patch (depends on what revision of kernel you get to install.) Then once you have all that done, you will want to compile for your specific computer... The whole point of getting a kernel update is to re-compile so you have a compact kernel that is built for you specific computer componets...




-bc

Last edited by bonecrusher; 07-01-2004 at 10:53 AM.
 
Old 07-01-2004, 08:49 PM   #237
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OMG THIS IS TOO COMPLICATED FOR ME
Please let me first make my problem clear.
I already have XP installed on a 75GB partition and I have 40 GB space left to install Linux.
My problem is I have a SATA hardrive that isn't recognised by the Linspire installation CD which loads kernel version 2.4.2
I was told before to make a bootable disk with the latest kernel. But I still don't know how to do that.
Thank you..
 
Old 07-03-2004, 11:11 AM   #238
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2.4.2 is too old

get newer kernel
 
Old 11-01-2004, 07:21 PM   #239
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SATA Harddrive support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.0 AS ?

Hello LQ.org,

First off, I apologize for asking a question that may already have been asked and answered. Could you suggest a starting point to ask about SATA Hard drive support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.0 AS installation?

I have two brand new 160 GB Hard drives, one is a Maxtor and the other is a Seagate. I am trying to install RHEL from CD ROM. Moments after the install beings, the install does not recognize the existence of any hard drives on my system. They are RAW. I have search a while for the drivers and I have not come up with any help so far.

Should I contact RH first for support or the hardware companies?

Thanks,
- Jimmy
 
Old 11-01-2004, 09:39 PM   #240
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Re: SATA Harddrive support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.0 AS ?

Quote:
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Hello LQ.org,

First off, I apologize for asking a question that may already have been asked and answered. Could you suggest a starting point to ask about SATA Hard drive support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.0 AS installation?

I have two brand new 160 GB Hard drives, one is a Maxtor and the other is a Seagate. I am trying to install RHEL from CD ROM. Moments after the install beings, the install does not recognize the existence of any hard drives on my system. They are RAW. I have search a while for the drivers and I have not come up with any help so far.

Should I contact RH first for support or the hardware companies?

Thanks,
- Jimmy

The type of hard drive hardly matters as much as the type of interface you are using...? Is it built into the motherboard, or do you have a seperate card that you plug the drives into?

So first off what interface type are you using? This is the platform you are plugging the drives into.

???? more info needed ????


bc

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