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Old 09-10-2008, 09:58 PM   #1
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Question Which Linux will support SATA DVD drive for installation?


I am attempting to install linux on a clean hard drive (160 Gb SATA) while leaving my other hard drive intact (500 Gb Sata). The other drive has been around for a while so I don't want to mess with partitions, I would feel much safer simply installing linux on one HD and leaving Windows on the other. Anyway, when I boot to the install CD (it came with a Linux for Dummies book (yes, I am a noob) so I assume it is not corrupt (also I can browse it fine in windows)) I can load the installer and select the language, and then I get a screen saying something along the lines of driver not found. Then it asks if I can select from a list but none seem to match. I am using a CD/DVD reader/writer that is SATA, and when I did some googling it seems Linux doesn't play nice with SATA. Is there a Linux release which will so I can install and startint Linuxing (if that's the term)?

My DVD drive is a Lite On (model LH-20A1S) if that helps...

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Old 09-10-2008, 10:20 PM   #2
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What distro came on that (probably very old) CD?

I'd suggest you download and burn something current as pretty much any modern distro should support a SATA drive these days (that's all I use).

If it's a usb drive it may simply not be loading the usb drivers to make it capable of detecting the drive.
 
Old 09-10-2008, 10:31 PM   #3
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Well, certainly both the latest Ubuntu and the latest Fedora. Mandriva and Suse work too, as should anything that has a fairly recent kernel.
 
Old 09-11-2008, 08:43 AM   #4
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The Fedora I was trying to use was Version 7. I'm working on burning an Ubuntu CD...thanks for the help!
 
Old 09-27-2008, 02:15 PM   #5
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I've got 'Sony NEC Optiarc AD-7201S 20x DVD±RW SATA Dual Layer Lightscribe ReWriter' and I cannot install Debian Etch or newest Ubuntu ;/ I even cannot run Knoppix Live Distribution ;/ It stops when installer tries to load driver for optical drive. I will borrow old IDE CD-ROM drive from my friend and it should solve the problem.
 
Old 09-27-2008, 02:26 PM   #6
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At least Ubuntu should work as it installed just fine for me. Etch is getting on in age and has never worked very well with SATA devices - not out of the box at least.
 
Old 09-27-2008, 02:39 PM   #7
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I just plugged my optical drive to my SATA2USB adapter ( http://www.komnet.home.pl/usb_sata1.jpg ) and it works! Now it goes via USB which is well supported Problem solved Thanks anyway
 
Old 09-27-2008, 03:48 PM   #8
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try burning FEDORA 9 it's very good

just try it.
 
Old 09-28-2008, 12:56 PM   #9
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Smile Got it!

Ok, well I installed the newest Ubuntu and it is up and running...now if only I could get my interfaces running properly for programming in C and Java I'll be ready to rock and roll (and yes I know I can use vi or emacs, but I'm trying to get Eclipse running).
 
Old 09-28-2008, 01:03 PM   #10
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Why don't you install it from synaptic (System > Admin > Synaptic)? You'll probably want to install the sun 1.6 jdk as well (also via synaptic).

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Old 09-29-2008, 12:46 AM   #11
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thanks for the hint, I'll give that a try then!
 
  


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