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Old 11-15-2004, 03:16 PM   #1
christian_delaf
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I'm unable to install Slackware 10 in a SATA Hard Drive


1. Hi, I'm actually using a SATA hard drive and I've install other linux distributions on it. I decided to install Slackware but once that my hard drive it's recognized, the installation doesn't proceed. I've tried to boot with other kernel options but the problem it's not solved. I've checked the installation CD's for a possible corruption and they aren't the problem.

2. I installed slackware in other computer with an IDE hard Drive, and when I type "startx" the only supported resolution for KDE (and the other desktop environments) it's 640x480, I've tried to change the resolution display from display settings but the only supported resolution it's 640x480. I tried to configure xfree86 typing "xfree86config" but that command it's not recognized for the bash.

can somebody help me please?, thanks.
 
Old 11-15-2004, 03:53 PM   #2
BrianW
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1.) Did you try slackware-current with the sata kernel?
2.) You may need to edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf and set the resolution or use xorgconfig to go through the config process for X.

sniplet from my xorg.conf
Code:
# **********************************************************************
# Screen sections
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of screen sections may be present.  Each describes
# the configuration of a single screen.  A single specific screen section
# may be specified from the X server command line with the "-screen"
# option.
Section "Screen"
    Identifier  "Screen 1"
    Device      "xf5600"
    Monitor     "syncmaster 710n"
    DefaultDepth 24

    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       8   
        Modes       "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        ViewPort    0 0
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       16
        Modes       "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480" 
        ViewPort    0 0
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       24
        Modes       "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        ViewPort    0 0
    EndSubsection
EndSection
 
Old 11-15-2004, 09:59 PM   #3
christian_delaf
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Well, thanks for reply this doubt, but I'm not able to install Slackware yet in my computer. This is the procedure that I follow for install Slackware in my computer please correct me if I'm wrong:

Once that the CD it's booted, in the boot prompt I invoke the ataraid.i kernel, 'cause I'm using the current hard drive: WDC WD1200JD-00FYBO ATA DISK DRIVE, and after to invoke that kernel nothing happens, the Cd doesn't proceed to install slackware.

Please, I'd like that somebody help me to solve this problem, 'cause I really need to install Slackware on this computer. Thanks
 
Old 11-16-2004, 06:16 AM   #4
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hey there, I have sata adapter too and I use slacware 10 and have had no problems isntalling it ... my sata is a sil3112A so Im guesssing that its the make of your sata adapter


have you tried getting the correct modules for your adapter and putting them to floppy ?

I had to do that with windblowsXP
 
Old 11-16-2004, 06:17 AM   #5
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oh ya and Im just using the bare.i kernel too
 
Old 11-22-2004, 10:16 AM   #6
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Try my solution @


ICH5 & SATA

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=249559
 
Old 11-26-2004, 11:35 AM   #7
koen plessers
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Quote:
Originally posted by BrianW
1.) Did you try slackware-current with the sata kernel?
2.) You may need to edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf and set the resolution or use xorgconfig to go through the config process for X.

sniplet from my xorg.conf
Code:
# **********************************************************************
# Screen sections
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of screen sections may be present.  Each describes
# the configuration of a single screen.  A single specific screen section
# may be specified from the X server command line with the "-screen"
# option.
Section "Screen"
    Identifier  "Screen 1"
    Device      "xf5600"
    Monitor     "syncmaster 710n"
    DefaultDepth 24

    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       8   
        Modes       "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        ViewPort    0 0
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       16
        Modes       "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480" 
        ViewPort    0 0
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       24
        Modes       "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        ViewPort    0 0
    EndSubsection
EndSection
Hello

You use a Samsung Syncmaster 710N?

Are you happy with it? Any major disadvantages? Dead pixels maybe?

Which graphics card do you use?

Thanks a lot and have a lot of fun

koen plessers
 
Old 12-29-2004, 04:55 PM   #8
reihat
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Slackware 10 Installation

Please shed me some light. I could not install Slackware 10 in my computer with the following specs:

Athlon 64 4000+
ASUS A8V Deluxe
Sapphire Radeon X800XT
1 GB Corsair XMS3200 DDR400
Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 SATA 8mb cache

When I boot to CD, I type bare.i and then I login as a root. Then I used fdisk to create partitions. I only saw 648MB free space on my hard drive but I am positive that I have a 10GB unpartitioned space. I have no floppy drive and I don't remember that I have loaded SATA drivers during the installation.

Please help, I want to learn linux and start with Slackware 10.
 
Old 01-05-2005, 11:11 AM   #9
bonecrusher
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Re: Slackware 10 Installation


This msg is actually to everyone still having trouble with SATA/Slackware/Other Distro's:


There are quite a few threads already posted on this subject here and also in linux hardware:
(You can also take a look at my website (below link) and check this thread in particular:

Read ALL of this thread ...
And from Linux Hardware.

(Don't mean to be harsh but most questions have already been answered in one way or another.. just read through that thread above for some help.. if you still have questions post a msg there...) You can also message me. I have helped quite a few ppl out already.. but just make sure you read about it first...



See my web site in my sig:

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