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Old 10-16-2006, 05:12 PM   #1
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RedHat 9 Install Problems on system with Serial ATA Hard Drive

Hello all. I have almost no previous experience with Linux (a run-in with RedHat 7.2 years ago...) and I am trying to do a RedHat 9 install on a machine (new Dell Dimension 8400) with a 160GB Serial ATA Hard Drive.

Of course it does not go very far into the install before I am prompted to load drivers to find/identify this a hard disk.

This is a no-brainer fix in a Windows XP install, but where do I find/how do I use the drivers for RedHat??

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Most important thing you forgot to mention - what make is you HD ?
Old 10-16-2006, 08:06 PM   #3
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Just FYI, that's a very old distro, don't think you can get any updates for it anymore, & you'll have trouble with more modern hw/sw.
If you like the Redhat series, the replacement you're looking for is now called RedHat Fedora Core 5.
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The hard drive specs:

Seagate Barracuda 7200.7
Model no. ST3160023AS

Would it be a wiser choice to migrate to Fedora Core 5??

What is the difference (functionality) between Fedora Core 5 and RedHat 9?

Thanks for the help!


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