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Old 02-12-2008, 01:34 AM   #1
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Cool Can install RedHat 4 Ent on SATA HDD ?


Hi all,

I have plan install REDHAT 4 Ent on Sata HDD, I try to do this many times but can not install. At the Step chose HDD to install. The message : " no found hdd".

My Env :
Main Intel Destop Board D101GGC, HDD SATA 160G, CPU 3G, RAM 2GB, CDROM 48x


Can anyone help me pls ?

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Old 02-12-2008, 06:05 PM   #2
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from the computer BIOS check on SATA ports and make sure that the one you need is turned on and turn off the ones you don't then try again.
 
Old 02-12-2008, 06:33 PM   #3
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The answer is MAYBE. IF the kernel is new enough to have drivers for the sata motherboard chipset, then yes. If you are installing you might want to consider Centos5.1. Centos is RHEL with the logos removed. It is free to download and is binary compatible with RHEL. Versions 5 and above (Centos or RHEL) have excellent sata support.
 
Old 02-13-2008, 03:04 AM   #4
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your will need RHEL release 4 i think or you will have to download the driver image and provide it during install.

The other way is available in you BIOS is to enable SATA compatibility mode. This will emulate your SATA to be IDE thus changing sda to hda,
 
Old 02-13-2008, 08:18 AM   #5
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Hi all,

Thank for your ans

I find on Intel and Seagate website. There is no any driver regarding with OS Linux. (esp RHEL 4). Can any help me ?

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Old 02-13-2008, 01:36 PM   #6
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There are no drivers for hard drives. There are drivers for motherboard hard drive controller chipsets. For the most part hardware manufactures do not provide Linux drivers. The community writes them. When the community has them ready they are moved into the kernel (generally). So if your hardware is newer than the kernel on your install disks you cannot use it. That is why I suggested upgrading to Centos 5.1 (or RHEL 5.1). The kernels in those versions are new enough that they should have support for your chipset. 4.4 may or may not have support for your specific hardware.
 
  


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