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Old 03-17-2008, 04:33 AM   #1
prhiwale
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RHEL-3 compatible with SATA hard disk


hi ..

I want to know the compatibility of RHEL-3 with SATA Hard disk.
When tried to install the RHEL-3, it is asking for driver updates.
As soon as i select the install option(eg. Local CDROM), it asks for driver updates.
What should i do ?
Plz guid me ... if anybody is having solution ...

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Parikshit R. Hiwale

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Old 03-17-2008, 06:32 PM   #2
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First it is hard to say if the sata controller is supported. The easiest way is download the latest Live cd like knoppix, burn to a disc, and bootup with it. If it can see your drives from that then you should be able to get it one of many ways.

My thoughts if you can get the ISO live cd to see the partitions.
Either get the newest version. But again it still may not have support for that controller in the anaconda installer even if the installed kernel version will.
or
See if you can set the drives to legacy IDE, pata mode, or something like that. Then install the distro. Next rebuild to a newer kernel that supports the sata controller and make file changes list below.
or
Install to an IDE drive with IDE cdrom. Now once one gets it installed you can recompile a new kernel with sata support and the copy the partition images the sata drive and have to modify a few files like /boot/grub/grub.conf, /etc/fstab, and possible /etc/modprobe.conf. The first would require change /dev/hda* to /dev/sda* because sata modules use the generic scsi interface.
or
Install and IDE drive and cdrom and install and leave as is.

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