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Old 11-14-2003, 06:40 PM   #1
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A7N8X Deluxe and SATA


I just purchased a A7N8X and i have one SATA 120gb seagate. I installed redhat for a quick evaluation of some things i have been reading about. It had no trouble recognizing anything which was nice. I then pulled out my Slack 9.0 cd and booted up from it. But it can't find the hard drive and im not sure what to do. How do i get it to see the SATA hard drive, i looked at the list of available kernels but didn't see a choice that would work.

Thanks,
Daniel
 
Old 11-14-2003, 06:44 PM   #2
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I just found this in another thread that couldn't find before..

""That's odd. I found 3 other threads on this exact same subject, all of which say the same thing. You need non-SATA drive to install linux to so it can boot, afterwords""

Then supposedly you can use the SATA but not boot from it. This thread wasn't specifically on Slackware though..

Any thoughts?
 
Old 11-14-2003, 07:41 PM   #3
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but can you see see it in window or are using sata as window's boot driver?
 
Old 11-14-2003, 07:58 PM   #4
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i dont have windows installed at all. Straight out of the box i put redhat on it. And now when i boot up from the slackCD and type cfdisk i get a fatal error. If i try to manually mount /dev/hde2 it says permission denied which tells me it can't find it. I've tried various mnt points and on boot up the screen scrolls to fast for me to see what its doing as its looking for HD's..
 
Old 11-14-2003, 08:09 PM   #5
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SO, are u saying that you had installed linux on a IDE drive and just can't get access your sata drive?
then there is a driver at
http://www.asus.com/pub/ASUS/misc/id...sata_linux.zip
for your sata drive
 
Old 11-14-2003, 08:22 PM   #6
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no im sorry, the post i was quoting from was a possible solution, though not one i was wanting to do. Because i want to install Slackware onto my SATA drive. I do not want any IDE drives in the system, just this one SATA. Slackware acts like it doesn't see it, and i haven't a clue on where to start. I'm going to check out the link to the site you posted for clues nonetheless
 
Old 11-14-2003, 08:39 PM   #7
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I cant find any info on getting this to work. There is tons of info on getting it to work with slackware, but not to have it as the boot disk. My best guess would be to install red hat again, and find out how it worked with it. i.e. check the grub or lilo configuration, see if it loads a certain module or something, check the kernel config. I dont see why if Red hat can do it why any other Linux cant. I wish I had it in front of me cuz Id like to know. Hopefully you know what your doing.
 
Old 11-14-2003, 08:46 PM   #8
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This is just my opinion so I might be wrong...

Slack 9.0 is based on kernel 2.4.20... Slack 9.1 is based on 2.4.22.
Sata is supported on stock kernels fairly recently, so I guess since
you're trying to install, you'd have better luck with 9.1.

Unless of course you know how to build a custom CD, then maybe
you'll manage to have a hacked 9.0 running with a 2.4.22 kernel.

Cheers!
 
Old 11-14-2003, 09:03 PM   #9
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thanks for the tips, im trying to deploy something that needs to be done asap, so i don't think i'll be able to spend time tonight playing around with it, i need it up and running right now.

Luckily i bought two of the exact same system *grins* so im going to do what arrruken suggested. Hadn't given that a thought as i was rushing myself along on through the night.

I also found Mandrake has no trouble with it either, and while im getting it setup im going to have Slackware 9.1 downloading.

I'll post my findings sometime tomorow hopefully and let you know what i find out.

Azmeen: yes i can do custom cd's, after spending an ungodly amount of time installing slackware and various sets of drivers and software for so many things over a dozen times on my home computer i eventually just made a cd with my custom built kernel and various other junk so all i have to do is stick it in and im up and running in case of a disaster But it would just be quicker to download 9.1 while im working on this project so ill do that instead

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Old 11-14-2003, 10:11 PM   #10
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Im very interested in this as i was planning on buying a sata drive and have no aspirations to use redhat or mandrake. Make sure you keep me updated sio.
 
Old 11-15-2003, 06:22 AM   #11
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http://www.linuxiso.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=11151

Check out my answer here. I successfully installed 9.0 using a new kernel I downloaded from kernel.org on an MSI board w/ SATA drive, however w/ 9.1 kernel 2.4.22 has SATA included--- just not enabled, you'll need a custom kernel to boot with or goto SATA/IDE "Legacy" mode or whatever ASUS calls it in your bios and install 9.1 then compile your own kernel and then switch in your BIOS back to SATA "enabled mode".

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Old 11-15-2003, 10:36 PM   #12
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Is your board the MSI KT6 delta?-- if so they just put support for via SATA in test9. I just built a kernel for booting one today. Will probably give it a go tomarow. There are directions on the slackware install cd--first you need to build the kernel (bzImage) on a running machine then make the 2 boot disketts and then the kernel disk (with the bzImage)---I havent done it yet--I'll let you know how it goes.



Happy slacking
 
Old 11-15-2003, 10:53 PM   #13
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flashingcursor. No the board I used had the Intel ICH5 SATA controller on it and I already successfully installed slackware on it SATA and all. I compiled the kernel w/ SATA in it on another machine and I created a custom Slackware bootdisk cdrom that has SATA enabled in the kernel by copying the bzimage, .config, and System.map over into the /slackware/bootdisks/bare.i directory. Then used mkisofs to create an new ISO and burned it. It booted right up using my substituted bare.i and installed no prob.
 
Old 11-16-2003, 01:20 PM   #14
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Quote:
Originally posted by JollyRogers
http://www.linuxiso.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=11151

Check out my answer here. I successfully installed 9.0 using a new kernel I downloaded from kernel.org on an MSI board w/ SATA drive, however w/ 9.1 kernel 2.4.22 has SATA included--- just not enabled, you'll need a custom kernel to boot with or goto SATA/IDE "Legacy" mode or whatever ASUS calls it in your bios and install 9.1 then compile your own kernel and then switch in your BIOS back to SATA "enabled mode".
Well then thats easy, I usually recompile before i finish installing anyway.
 
Old 11-16-2003, 03:58 PM   #15
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are u saying you recompiled your kernel during the linux installation?
How you do that?
 
  


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