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Old 01-24-2010, 11:56 PM   #1
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SATA HDD Not Detected during Fedora Core 4 installation


Hello All

I am trying to install FC4 in my pc having WDC WD800JD SATA HDD.
During the installation it shows that no HDD found.

I have searched a lot but no driver are found for fedora core 4.

Please help.
 
Old 01-24-2010, 11:59 PM   #2
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Well that is quite acceptable and expected behavior. FC4 is way too old for native sata driver support. You need to either change the sata behavior in BIOS or get a latest F12.
 
Old 01-25-2010, 12:02 AM   #3
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I would say - definitely get an up to date distro. No either-or about it.
 
Old 01-25-2010, 12:03 AM   #4
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Hello All

I am trying to install FC4 in my pc having WDC WD800JD SATA HDD.
During the installation it shows that no HDD found.

I have searched a lot but no driver are found for fedora core 4.

Please help.

Fedora Core 4 is so old that i am not sure your drive existed then. Seriously, you should get a more recent copy, they are up to FC12 i think now.

OOPS ! By the time i typed my reply, there was 2 other reply. LOL

Last edited by Davno; 01-25-2010 at 12:05 AM.
 
Old 01-25-2010, 12:12 AM   #5
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I would say - definitely get an up to date distro. No either-or about it.
I would have said this too....But I believe OP is from India as well, and I can understand that downloading F12 dvd is going to take a lot of time (may be days) here. So till the time he can lay hands on it, FC4 can just make his machine usable.
And yes, I aint fluking about it. I have waited days together for my Ubuntu dvd download to finish. They would not send me any media now. I have been asking them to ship the media since their first release came out and now they are so fed up of me that they do not want to give any media shipped to me. Anyhow, I have a privilege of downloading images without having to worry about the amount of downloads though it means it may take days for it to complete.
 
Old 01-25-2010, 12:19 AM   #6
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Well that is quite acceptable and expected behavior. FC4 is way too old for native sata driver support. You need to either change the sata behavior in BIOS or get a latest F12.
is there any way to install FC4 on a SATA HDD.
You were talking about Modifying BIOS.
Please elaborate
 
Old 01-25-2010, 12:28 AM   #7
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There is an option in BIOS to change the default behavior of the drives. You need to check your BIOS settings. Every other BIOS will have different option settings for changing.
 
Old 01-25-2010, 10:27 PM   #8
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I would have said this too....But I believe OP is from India as well, and I can understand that downloading F12 dvd is going to take a lot of time (may be days) here. So till the time he can lay hands on it, FC4 can just make his machine usable.
This can depend on where you are - in Bangalore I discovered there were several active LUGs and Internet Cafes (IIRC: they were not called that, but I forget what) which were able to provide recent install DVDs of pretty much anything.

Admittedly not all India is Bangalore - India is a country of contrasts. Stuck on a slow or unreliable connection - reach out to the local free software community. Some of the members are prepared to mail or otherwise get disks to others.

It is possible that you know someone who can help out like this.

FC4 to SATA ...
IIRC: there is a magic incantation for doing this.
Setting the sata mode to "legacy" or similar name (bioses have different names for this for some reason) is the first part - I used to routinely advise switching off "advanced power management" type stuff too. At the install stage you also have to pass

linux all-legacy-ide nommconf noapic nolapic

at the "boot:" prompt. (The last two may not be needed.)

We do not expect FC4 to support hotplugging, persistent drives, onboard raid, and other modern PC hardware features - though USB does work manually.
 
Old 01-27-2010, 12:52 AM   #9
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Yeah Bangluru as it is called now, is called the Silicon Valley of India and has got all the technologies available. But as you said bangluru is bangluru. But yes a local LUG is where I tend to go. That is where all the local and free as in Free beer help can be easily availed.
I am a member of local lug and we do help.

@Rohit

If you can mail me your postal address I can mail you a copy of F12. Do not worry its free.
 
Old 01-27-2010, 06:00 AM   #10
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Great to see! Good on yer...

Of course, now everyone in India will ask you for one In NZ - I ask people to mail me a disk. It takes twice as long but some people post a box of disks which I can use for promoting free software in the form of give-aways - and it weeds out those people who are just lazy.

@Rohit: (JIC) if you click on chaitanyas name next to his posts, a menu drops down with an option to mail him privately. Contact him that way and ho can help you. Getting a recent distro is the best practise solution and I wouldn't want you to have your experience of gnu/linux spoiled by a legacy system.
 
Old 01-27-2010, 06:39 AM   #11
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Well I do not usually always pay from my pocket though. We may use the money with our local LUG to help others. But it also depends to whom we send the disks. Some part of the service from our side to the linux community and spread linux usage as much as we can. I have been using Ubuntu since the first release came. I was not even sure then about what it was or how I had to. I lost most of the data trying to install it first couple of times. But I do not regret it now.

@Rohit:
I can not guarantee you the disk. I will have to look into the LUG finances. If there isnt enough then I will let you know if I can from my personal finances.
 
  


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