Slackware 10.2 Install with SATA DVD-RW Drive
I'm having similar problems with a Slackware 10.2 installation using a SATA DVD-R/RW dirve. Here's the hardware involved:
Asus P5S800-VM Mobo (w/onboard video & SATA -- SiS 661FX/964 Chipsets; BIOS version 1012 -- current)
Seagate 7200.8 300GB SATA Hard Drive
Plextor PX-712SA DVD-R/W Drive (Firmware v1.07 -- current)
Sony 3.5" FDD
Yes, both my HDD and DVD-R/W are SATA drives
I can boot from my Slackware 10.2 CDs and from the floppies. I tried using the sata.i as well as the test26.s images. I successfully partitioned my 300GB SATA Segate HDD and formatted the partitions. However, when I try to install Slackware 10.2, my DVD-R/W cannot be found.
A couple notes re: the BIOS settings on the P5S800-VM:
onBoard SATA Support: Native Mode (Other options are RAID and Disable)
Plug-n-Play OS: Yes (I've also tried No)
So, I can boot from the Slack CDs, but cannot install. Is there some kind of instruction I can pass to the kernel so my DVD-R/W will be seen by the setup program?