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Old 12-18-2007, 08:02 AM   #1
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Does 160GB SATA HDD support RHEL5 installation?


Hi,

I want to install RHEL5 in my desktop which has 160GB SATA HDD. My friends say that it is impossible. Is it so?

- Vigram Kumar
 
Old 12-18-2007, 08:26 AM   #2
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have you tried? yes most modern linux distros can be installed on Sata drives. i guess that is what you are asking.
 
Old 12-18-2007, 08:41 AM   #3
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My work machine has RHEL5 installed on 2 80GB SATA drives. Unless there is a specific reason to install RHEL5, don't and install CentOS5. RHEL5 is a POS.

Keith
 
Old 12-18-2007, 08:42 AM   #4
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Hi,

I want to install RHEL5 in my desktop which has 160GB SATA HDD. My friends say that it is impossible. Is it so?

- Vigram Kumar
see here:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...drives-607571/

I am afraid you won't be able to install it unless you know how to change something in the installation package (like with nLite for Windows)

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Old 12-18-2007, 01:59 PM   #5
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see here:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...drives-607571/

I am afraid you won't be able to install it unless you know how to change something in the installation package (like with nLite for Windows)

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What in the world are you talking about??!?!?! That thread is discussing Red Hat 7.3 which is totally different than RHEL5( Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 ). RHEL5 is based on a 2.6.18 kernel which has lots of support SATA controllers.

Keith
 
Old 12-18-2007, 03:51 PM   #6
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Unless there is a specific reason to install RHEL5, don't and install CentOS5. RHEL5 is a POS.

Centos5 is RHEL5 with the logos removed. They are binary compatible. I would install Centos just because it is easier to download.


As for the sata issue, it is an issue with the specific motherboard chipsets not sata itself. That being said, most chipsets work.
 
Old 12-19-2007, 02:22 AM   #7
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What in the world are you talking about??!?!?! That thread is discussing Red Hat 7.3 which is totally different than RHEL5( Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 ). RHEL5 is based on a 2.6.18 kernel which has lots of support SATA controllers.

Keith
hi Keith
ok...I tried to do too many things in parallel.
I've found the thread in RSS reader and replied very quickly....
I have never used Red Hat Enterprise (only SUSE Enterprise 9 as platform for SAP Netweaver), so don't know this distibution.

cheers
R.
 
Old 12-20-2007, 08:31 AM   #8
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My work machine has RHEL5 installed on 2 80GB SATA drives. Unless there is a specific reason to install RHEL5, don't and install CentOS5. RHEL5 is a POS.

Keith
um keith, RHEL and CentOS as exactly the same when it comes to the kernel, the packages, etc.. the only difference is that CentOS has removed all of the RH logos and trademark items from the GUI and text.

everything else is 100% the same. so if you do not like RHEL, then why do you like CentOS?
 
Old 12-20-2007, 08:53 AM   #9
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Hi Friends,

I thank one and all who gave me the suggestions... I tried to do it on the system and yes.. it worked..

I'm not sure what made my friends to tell that SATA 160GB HDD wouldn't support RHEL5.. They said that some RPM is different..

In the end, when I tried, it got installed..

Thanks again you all....
 
Old 12-20-2007, 09:15 AM   #10
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Hi Friends,

I thank one and all who gave me the suggestions... I tried to do it on the system and yes.. it worked..

I'm not sure what made my friends to tell that SATA 160GB HDD wouldn't support RHEL5.. They said that some RPM is different..

In the end, when I tried, it got installed..

Thanks again you all....
I've always had trouble installing Red Hat-based systems. However, Debian installed just fine on my WD SATA2 250Gb harddrive.
 
Old 09-04-2008, 03:40 PM   #11
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Thumbs up You can install Rhel in a sata hdd

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Hi,

I want to install RHEL5 in my desktop which has 160GB SATA HDD. My friends say that it is impossible. Is it so?

- Vigram Kumar
You can ...just enter BIOS and go to Advanced and Drive Config..just enable LEGACY mode...instead of Enhanced in the ATI/IDE option...

........it worked for me..try it.
 
  


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