Originally posted by xtphantomm
I am using a serial ata hd on a chipset that is unsupported in kernel 2.6.4, but my friend has a computer with the VIA VT8237 chipset, which is supported. If i were to install linux onto my hard drive using his computer, would i be able to simply apply the libata patch and then put the hard drive back in my computer with the SiS chipset and have it running just fine?
Same question is in this thread ->
What you can do is compile a kernel with support for your chipset
on another computer, and then install that kernel with your drive on
You didn't provide many details, but Slackware Linux now provides
both kernel 2.4.27 and 2.6.7 and 188.8.131.52 - all have support for both
of those sata drives. If you don't want to go to ftp://ftp.slackware.com
and get the bootdisks, there's a feller who made a Slackware-10.0
sata iso image that you can use to partition your drive, and then
install Slackware 10. It's here -> http://4elements.4mg.com/#top
I'm running the 2.6.7 kernel, and it says SiS 964/180 SATA Support
You may want to check http://lkml.org
Jeff Garzik is the maintainer for libata and has all the sata patches and info.