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Old 02-17-2005, 03:12 AM   #1
acidjuice
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slack 10.1 on SATA drives


dear all,

following this post where slack most affectionate users have wonderfully convinced me in trying this that seems a great distro, i finally decided to install slack.

there i go, with my brand burned 10.1 slack installation cd's, after having read all the great tutorials out there (such as this one), i believe i pretty much know enough to start trying out the install myself.

i fire up the cd and i got as far as the first dialogs, i just can't get the kernel to recognize my SATA drives. i get only /dev/hda which is the cd-rom. nothing else.

i've searched around all this forum and found many questions/answers all of which refer to patched kernels that v10 didn't have, but i'm using v10.1 and as far as i understood it the sata.i kernel image should do. it doesn't.

this is the base arch of my machine:

ASUS K8N-E Deluxe
AMD64 3400+
2 Maxtor 6Y120M0 (120 GB SATA drives) on third and fourth master
Kingston 2x512MB

one last thing: i successfully did install on this machine mandrake 10.1, Fedora Core 3, SuSE 9.2, gnoppix, knoppix and vidalinux.

this has already proved me to be one of the greatest linux communities, i hope that someone that encountered a similar problem recently can point me out in a right direction...

thank you very much, really,

aj

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Old 02-17-2005, 06:29 AM   #2
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Are you sure you've enabled all the SATA sections in the Bios.

I have the exact same Motherboard and AMD Chip and the sata.i worked for me, after I turned on about 3 sections in the BIOS.

Have a look at your K8N-E's manual and it'll tell you where they are.


 
Old 02-17-2005, 07:43 AM   #3
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hi K@rl`,

glad to see you have the same hardware - this makes you a tasteful person LOL

thank you for replying this is really helpful.

yes all the SATA are turned on, and as i said all other distro and windoze do work on these...

real lost here. can it be that it's because they're on third and fourth master?

otherwise, am i doing something wrong? i boot with 'sata.i' as option, then when i come to the fdisk moment i type
Code:
fdisk /dev/hda
even tried with hdb, hdc and hdd. all i get is a could not find statement.

 
Old 02-17-2005, 08:05 AM   #4
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use the
sata.i
boot option
and your drices will be :-
/dev/sda
/dev/sdb
with a bit of luck
 
Old 02-17-2005, 08:07 AM   #5
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for sata /dev/sda sdb ...
 
Old 02-17-2005, 09:22 AM   #6
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gonna try this asa i can.

however, something i'm missing here: with the other distro the disks were /dev/hda and /dev/hdb. how come they would become /dev/sda and /dev/sdb with slack...?
 
Old 02-17-2005, 09:53 AM   #7
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Because it has them under scsi drives

Make note of that when you re-build your Kernel !

Although Im pretty sure it should be the same for all distros ?


Anyway, good luck
 
Old 02-17-2005, 11:26 AM   #8
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it actually was. shame, shame on me. and i'm working hard to get to linux it will happen!!

thank you a lot, it actually worked with sata.i and /dev/sda. now it's install time.

cheers,

aj.
 
  


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