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Old 09-09-2005, 10:13 AM   #1
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Serial ATA (Still need Help)


Are there any distros that recognize SATA drive?

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Old 09-09-2005, 11:07 AM   #2
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SATA drives should be supported in any distro using the 2.6 kernel.
 
Old 09-09-2005, 11:09 AM   #3
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In addition many of the "major" distros still using the 2.4 kernel have kernel avaliable for using a SATA disk.

Pick the distro you're interested in and do a quick google to make sure they support SATA.
 
Old 09-09-2005, 11:12 AM   #4
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Fedora Core 4 does, its just tat when you install it you need to do the following

linux wibble
linux

Ok you don't need to type wibble, but for some reason when you boot of the CD or DVD and type Linux it doesn't work, however if you type in linux <word> it comes back with an erros (as you would expect) and then type in linux and press enter it installs like a peach!

hope that helps
 
Old 09-09-2005, 01:41 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by fieldyweb
linux wibble
linux

Ok you don't need to type wibble, but for some reason when you boot of the CD or DVD and type Linux it doesn't work, however if you type in linux <word> it comes back with an erros (as you would expect) and then type in linux and press enter it installs like a peach!
WTF?! That made me laugh really hard... Does that really happen? Why?!
 
Old 09-09-2005, 07:28 PM   #6
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Ok guys thanks but I think I need to make myself a little clearer,

What I am trying to do is access a NTFS drive connected through SATA I have installed NTFS compatibility to my RH but when I type

Code:
/sbin/fdisk -l
I recieve

Code:
Disk /dev/hda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
 
   Device Boot    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hda1   *         1      9728  78140128+   7  HPFS/NTFS
 
Disk /dev/hdb: 10.2 GB, 10204766208 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1240 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
 
   Device Boot    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hdb1   *         1        13    104391   83  Linux
/dev/hdb2            14      1045   8289540   83  Linux
/dev/hdb3          1046      1240   1566337+  82  Linux swap
now as you can see it recognizes my 80gb and 10gb but my 2 SATA 40gb HDs (these are where my music is stored. Is there a way post-install to do this?
 
Old 09-10-2005, 01:10 AM   #7
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WTF?! That made me laugh really hard... Does that really happen? Why?!
Honestly, this happens, it took me a while to figure it out.. I don't know why, found the answer on the fedoraforum webpage..

Sometimes its best not to ask why....
 
Old 09-10-2005, 01:12 AM   #8
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So your running RH? I think that confusted everyone because your question asked if there was a distro which supported SATA..

I will format my spare 50GB on the SATA HDD this week, and load WinDoze NTFS for you and see if FC4 sees it..
 
Old 09-10-2005, 08:23 AM   #9
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Old 09-19-2005, 12:59 AM   #10
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try setting mobo bios to legacy setting for IDE controller
 
  


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