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Old 07-20-2005, 03:25 PM   #1
ipphone1806
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Angry Seagate 80 GB - 7200 RPM ST380013AS and Linux Red Hat 9.0


I have a Dell Optiplex SX280 which I am trying to install Linux Red Hat 9.0, so that I can have a dual boot machine. The problem that I have run in to is that the boot loader for Red Hat does no recognize the hard drive which is a Seagate ST380013AS - Does any one know how to correct this problem.

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Old 07-22-2005, 02:19 AM   #2
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what do u mean it does not recognize? what are u using? grub or lilo?
if ur a noob try mandrake, there are more updates for it than rh.
 
Old 07-27-2005, 08:04 AM   #3
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When I put the CD Redhat 9.0 in to install the O/S it boots up perfectly.

Then I get to the part about partitioning the hard-drive and I get an error msg stating that it can not recognize the hard rive

I have sucessfully install RH on a number of machines but this is the first that I seen with this issue

Has anyone else run into this problem with a Dell optiplex SX280 with an 80 G Seagate hardrive.
 
Old 07-27-2005, 08:49 AM   #4
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What's the IDE controller? I have a similar drive that worked without a problem:
Code:
hda: ST380013A, ATA DISK drive
 
Old 07-27-2005, 11:13 AM   #5
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IIRC that is a sATA drive and RH9 does not recognize sATA, you will have to use a more modern distro preferably one with the 2.6.x kernel or you will be in for many headaches.
 
Old 07-28-2005, 11:22 PM   #6
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Okay I will try that and let you know Thanks
 
Old 07-31-2005, 06:25 AM   #7
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I've got very similar problem!
My machine has two hard disks, one ATA and one SATA.
Win XP sees both and can read and write to both.
When I try installing Linux it cannot see SATA drive!
(I tried installing Ubuntu 5.04 and SuSE 9.2)

The config I have:
Athlon64 3000+
MSI motherboard 939 socket, RS480
1Gb RAM
Seagate SATA 200 Gb and Seagate ATA 120Gb

I believe that the distros I tried are recent enough, especially Ubuntu 5.04

* * * Help Me Please * * *
 
Old 07-31-2005, 12:37 PM   #8
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Does the Ubuntu 5.04 installer use a 2.6 kernel?
 
Old 08-01-2005, 05:28 AM   #9
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I am pretty sure yes. It uses version 2.6.10

SuSE9.2 that I tried uses 2.6.8.
 
Old 08-07-2005, 04:36 AM   #10
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SuSe 9.3 has easily recognised SATA drives and I am now happy user of this distro.

Knoppix 3.9 has recognised the drive as well, but I have installed 64 bit of SuSE 9.3...
 
Old 08-07-2005, 12:18 PM   #11
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Hi,

Is the Harddrive new? as it just may need to be formated. Also, if your partition program is not recognising your harddrve, it maybe a file format that isnt recognised by Linux.

Try formating that problem harddrive to at FAT32 file system and try again.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 08-08-2005, 02:23 AM   #12
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The hard drive was new.
As couple of Linux distros I tried to install could not see that, I first formated it from Win XP and made 2 FAT32 partitions. It didnt help: SuSE 9.2 and Ubunty 5.04 could not se that.

Then I tried Knoppix 3.9 and SuSE 9.3 and the problem is solved now.

Thanks for your reply.
 
Old 08-14-2005, 11:30 AM   #13
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Quote:
Originally posted by cacadoo
SuSe 9.3 has easily recognised SATA drives and I am now happy user of this distro.

Knoppix 3.9 has recognised the drive as well, but I have installed 64 bit of SuSE 9.3...
I'm trying to install Suse 9.3 and it won't boot.


The install is beautiful. No problems. At boot I get the pretty grub
green screen, I make the choice, and it hangs at 'hardware detection'.
Hitting ESC I can see the last line is:
ATA2: dev 0 ATAPI, max udma/33

I've tried 'repair', re-install, memory test, failsafe.... nothing. It fails at above line. It's using a 2.6.11-4 kernel from what I can gather.

I've tried ide=nodma as well as some assorted apcpi and apic parms in
grub. No dice!

What did you do to get this to work. I have the Segate ST380013AS which is about 2 years old now.

Thanks,

Al

Last edited by acanton; 08-15-2005 at 07:07 PM.
 
Old 08-15-2005, 06:28 AM   #14
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I've got one SATA disk and one ATA. I have instaled my SuSE9.3 on that ATA. It has recognised SATA and I can use it.

I said too early that I am happy user of SuSE 9.3. I was lucky, it runs and I can use it, but there are several problems I haven't sorted out so far: clock runs as double as fast as it should. Keyboard sometimes dosn't let me to quickly enter the same letter twice - i have to make short breaks etc... Shutdown with restart doesn't work. Graphic card was not recognised properly - default driver is used. Picture blinks sometimes etc...

There might be some otger piece of your hardware that causes the problem. I would start with loading BIOS defaults and reinstaling it again, on ATA drive if you have any...
 
  


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