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Old 05-01-2009, 08:59 AM   #1
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Thumbs up kindly suggest , its urgent.


Hi All,
I am having DG33FB Intel Motherboard with 160 SATA IDE HDD Drive and 2 GB RAM. I want to install Linux RedHat/Fedora/Ununtu if possible.If anyone has already done this, Please suggest how the problem could be overcome.

I tried RedHat 9 / RedHat Enterprise Edition Server 5.1.In both cases it is not detecting hard disk.

Kindly suggest asap, as its urgent requirement.

Regards to all.
 
Old 05-01-2009, 09:08 AM   #2
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Hi All,
I am having DG33FB Intel Motherboard with 160 SATA IDE HDD Drive and 2 GB RAM. I want to install Linux RedHat/Fedora/Ununtu if possible.If anyone has already done this, Please suggest how the problem could be overcome.

I tried RedHat 9 / RedHat Enterprise Edition Server 5.1.In both cases it is not detecting hard disk.

Kindly suggest asap, as its urgent requirement.

Regards to all.
Nope, this isn't urgent at all. Don't flag posts as urgent...more often than not, people will ignore it, because it's very rude. We volunteer our time here, so telling us to hurry isn't very polite.

I will "kindly suggest" that you check the mode on the SATA controller in your BIOS.
 
Old 05-01-2009, 09:08 AM   #3
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Try using Ubuntu, Suse or Debian as I believe their kernels offer larger support out of the wrapper for more motherboards/chipsets.
 
Old 05-01-2009, 09:13 AM   #4
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RedHat 9 is totally obsolete and will not support SATA.

Enterprise Server---I don't know.

A recent version of Fedora or Ubuntu should be fine
 
Old 05-01-2009, 09:27 AM   #5
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You have just lucked out on the versions you DID try. RH9 does not support SATA at all and 5.1 poorly at best. If you try a distro that is more recent, you should have better luck.

HTH

Forrest
 
Old 05-01-2009, 09:38 AM   #6
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You have just lucked out on the versions you DID try. RH9 does not support SATA at all and 5.1 poorly at best. If you try a distro that is more recent, you should have better luck.
RHEL5.1 should support it, I've got it running at the office on SATA. But I had to set the SATA mode in BIOS to legacy......
 
Old 05-01-2009, 10:10 AM   #7
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RHEL5.1 should support it, I've got it running at the office on SATA. But I had to set the SATA mode in BIOS to legacy......
Thus my comment, "poorly at best". It works for some SATA controllers out of the box, others with a lot of tweeking, and others not at all.

A newer RHEL5 should work fine.

Forrest
 
Old 05-01-2009, 12:46 PM   #8
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Thus my comment, "poorly at best". It works for some SATA controllers out of the box, others with a lot of tweeking, and others not at all.

A newer RHEL5 should work fine.

Forrest
Ahh...I thought you meant the performance or reliability stunk. I concur, though...you shouldn't have to go to legacy mode these days...
 
Old 05-01-2009, 12:54 PM   #9
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No, if you got it working in 5.1, then (from my experience), it worked great. It was if your particular controller didn't work. This is true with most types of hardware in Linux. At first only a few work, then more and more, then they have great support. For 5.1 we were still in the "more and more" stage.

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