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Old 04-28-2005, 05:46 PM   #1
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Installing slackware on a SATA drive


are there any special parameters i have to pass to work w/ a SATA drive?
i booted up and it said it couldnt find any partitions to work with and it wouldnt let me right to the drive
so im creating the partitions w/ parition magic
for future reference how would you partition a SATA?
 
Old 04-28-2005, 06:10 PM   #2
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I assume you're on Slack 10.1 Use a SATA aware kernel when it asks - not the barei that is on default.

I'll have a look into it, might have to do it myself soon.

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Old 04-28-2005, 06:14 PM   #3
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with fdisk or cfdisk

it doesn't matter the type of drive (ide, sata, scsi), the only thing that matters is weather or not the kernel identifies it as a drive. You need to read more
check out http://linux.yyz.us/sata/
 
Old 04-28-2005, 06:18 PM   #4
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with fdisk or cfdisk

it doesn't matter the type of drive (ide, sata, scsi), the only thing that matters is weather or not the kernel identifies it as a drive. You need to read more
check out http://linux.yyz.us/sata/
with all do respect im not THAT much of a noob, i am in some areas though

i thought the type of drive didnt matter either but something is off because its not seeing it at all
 
Old 04-28-2005, 06:25 PM   #5
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I assume you're on Slack 10.1 Use a SATA aware kernel when it asks - not the barei that is on default.

I'll have a look into it, might have to do it myself soon.

Andy
im using 10
 
Old 04-28-2005, 06:30 PM   #6
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it says
You will not be able to write to this partition table
Device contains neither a valid DOS parition nor Sun ect ect

thats using fdisk

cfdisk gives me a an operation write error
 
Old 04-28-2005, 06:48 PM   #7
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AFAIK, slackware 10.0 doesn't come with a sata kernel, but slackware 10.1 does:

ftp://slackware.oregonstate.edu/pub/...-10.0/kernels/

ftp://slackware.oregonstate.edu/pub/...-10.1/kernels/
 
Old 04-28-2005, 06:57 PM   #8
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AFAIK, slackware 10.0 doesn't come with a sata kernel, but slackware 10.1 does:

ftp://slackware.oregonstate.edu/pub/...-10.0/kernels/

ftp://slackware.oregonstate.edu/pub/...-10.1/kernels/
thanks for the response but im getting the same thing w/ 10.1
btw what does AFAIK mean lol

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Old 04-28-2005, 07:08 PM   #9
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AFAIK = as far as i know
 
Old 04-28-2005, 07:09 PM   #10
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you are specifying at the boot prompt that you want the sata kernel, right??
 
Old 04-28-2005, 07:15 PM   #11
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you are specifying at the boot prompt that you want the sata kernel, right??
yea, i even went as far as making the partitions /w partition magic and it still wont read them
at boot im typing in sata.i for the kernel
this is getting to be a pain

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Old 04-28-2005, 07:18 PM   #12
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please post your drive brand and model... if you know the chipset post that also...

not all sata drives are supported by linux...
 
Old 04-28-2005, 07:26 PM   #13
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please post your drive brand and model... if you know the chipset post that also...

not all sata drives are supported by linux...
its a seagate 200gb barracuda model# st3200822as

this si a work computer, im in the geek squad at bestbuy - im not gonna sweat over this if i cant get it to work, ive been using knoppix constantly to recover some data and repair partitions and i just wanted a slackware box on hand when i need it so...
if its not supported its not gonna matter
 
Old 04-28-2005, 08:08 PM   #14
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are you sure it's not recognised ?
maybe a stupid Q. but you did try /dev/sda ?

( well....you're not a newbie.... )

egag
 
Old 04-28-2005, 08:51 PM   #15
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are you sure it's not recognised ?
maybe a stupid Q. but you did try /dev/sda ?

( well....you're not a newbie.... )

egag
THANK YOU!!! that worked
i am a newbie, in some areas - i guess getting a SATA drive to work would be one of those areas
hahaha
but i can make do - ive been using linux on and off for a couple years but not diving down deep in it
thanks for the help - i thought if i gave it the right kernel then i could use /dev/hda :shrugs:
learn somethin new all the time
 
  


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