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Old 09-18-2006, 03:27 PM   #1
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Smile Can't see scsi drive!


At this point I have more questions than answers. I am a newbie working with Red Hat 8. My two drive system has windows XP on scsi drive and it is the default boot drive. I have Red Hat on the other (IDE) drive which is booted by selecting the drive from the boot drive menu. Both work well independently but if I boot to the Linux drive(IDE) I cannot see the scsi drive. I have installed the ntfs driver using rpm for my kernel but when I use fdisk to view the volumes, no data is displayed for the scsi drive. The goal is be able to move large files from windows to linux as I have other problems with wireless network card, sound driver, and lexmark printer(etc.) Can anyone help with the scsi drive problem. Thanks.

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Old 09-18-2006, 04:48 PM   #2
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is the driver installed in Linux for the SCSI card ? more info needed..
 
Old 09-18-2006, 05:10 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply.
The motherboard is a MS-7043 ATX with a VT8237 chip set. The VT8237 chip set has Serial ATA/150 and EIDE controller integrated into the motherboard. Linux is loaded onto the EIDE and Windows XP is loaded on the SATA drive. I do not know is the driver is loaded but when I installed Linux the loader did not give me the option to use the scsi drive?
 
Old 09-18-2006, 09:32 PM   #4
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Ahh SATA (serial ATA) not SCSI (Small Computer System Interface) two different interfaces.. even though Linux does referer to sata drives the same way it does scsi..

Well first off you are running RedHat 8 which is a pretty old version of linux. SATA support was not built in the kernels back then. you either need to update to a newer 2.6 kernel, or switch to a distro that is more recent.

If you wish to stick with a RedHat distro take a look at Fedora Core 5 http://fedora.redhat.com/

Odds are when you upgrade your version of Linux it will have a much easier time seing SATA drives. the new distro will also help with your other issues..

Suse and Ubuntu are two other choices that might work well for you
http://en.opensuse.org/Download
http://www.ubuntu.com/
https://shipit.ubuntu.com/ <- free Ubuntu CD's by mail..
 
Old 09-19-2006, 10:10 AM   #5
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Farslayer,
Thank you for your help. I have already started downloading the new fedora/redhat core 5 iso's. I will let you know how it works out. Thanks again.
 
Old 09-19-2006, 10:19 AM   #6
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@Farslayer you're great ;-)
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Ahh SATA (serial ATA) not SCSI (Small Computer System Interface) two different interfaces.. even though Linux does referer to sata drives the same way it does scsi..
@Miketsho
using Fedora Core 5 will fix all your problems you'll see. For the left ones
come back.
With kindly regards
odcheck
 
Old 09-20-2006, 09:28 AM   #7
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Farslayer,
Fedora Core 5 worked great. I was even able to get sound, USB and NTFS connection to my Windows XP system disk. I am working on wireless card interface using ndiswrapper and the next project is my Lexmark x8350 printer. Thanks for your help.

odcheck,
Thanks for the encouragement. This is a great system and you guys are the best.
 
Old 09-20-2006, 11:01 PM   #8
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Glad we could help.
 
  


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