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Old 03-07-2004, 06:59 AM   #1
marz2
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Installation issues


Hello,
I have a Dell Dimension 8300 that is currently running DR DOS 7 and Windowx XP Pro. It has an NVida GeForce FX 5200 w\ 128MB RAM and has 2 SATA hardidsks(both are 120MB). I have tried to install both Red Hat 7.3 and Red Hat 9.0(as well as Slackware 7.1) on this machine, but Red Hat's installer seems to crash when picking up the hard-disk? Should I upgrade to Fedora to correct this problem?
 
Old 03-07-2004, 07:56 AM   #2
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A fast search does seem to indicate that Fedora supports SATA drives, but I would check the Fedora site first to confirm that.

I also see it indicated that you can get most distros to install by "disabling" the SATA functions in the BIOS and using the drives as regular ATA drives, then patching the kernel (or upgrading it) to include SATA support.

You might want to do a Google search (or even a forum search) to see if and how others have solved such problems.

Hope this helps.
 
  


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