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Old 08-30-2005, 04:19 AM   #1
damnbiker
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Installation problems - SATA drive controller driver


Hello all, I haven't had a Linux installation in over 10 years when I was running Slackware 0.99.15 on my old 486 so I'm a bit more than just rusty.

I decided to start off easy and try Mandriva LE2005 (i.e. ver 10.2 for the x86_64) and couldn't get past the hard drive controller driver installation. I keep getting the following problem:

It hangs at the message that reads "Installing driver for hard drive controller nVidia Corporation|CK804 Serial ATA Controller" for quite some time and then eventually gives me the message "insmod'ing module sata_nv failed at /usr/bin/perl-install/modules.pm line 324"

I then get the option of trying to install something else but have no idea what I am supposed to be installing. I've tried a couple of the other SATA's in the list it provides but with no luck.

I am running an Athlon64 3200 on an ASUS A8N-E board with a Seagate 200GB Barracuda drive.

I have tried downloading another copy of disk 1 and also downloaded the bootable DVD. All gave me the same error.

Any ideas?

TIA

DB

Last edited by damnbiker; 08-30-2005 at 07:25 AM.
 
Old 08-30-2005, 07:09 AM   #2
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okay after a little searching I found this http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...05/02/2/288101 which looks like it may be a similar problem to what I am getting. So my question is now going to become three questions:

1. Does anyone know if the LE2005 x86_64 release of mandriva has a kernel that supports my nVidia Nforce4?

2. If not, is there a Kernel that does support the Asus A8N-E Mobo?

3. Without using a floppy (yes, I didn't bother buying one for this new set up. Who'd have thought that I'd still need one?) is there any way to replace the kernel on the CD1 ISO? I can't compile a new kernel without somewhere to compile it.

Last edited by damnbiker; 08-30-2005 at 07:26 AM.
 
Old 05-22-2006, 05:40 PM   #3
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asus a8n-e sata driver

Were you ever successful with installing linux on your setup. I have the same issue.
 
  


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