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Old 02-18-2004, 04:21 AM   #1
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Installation Hang


When i try to installed linux slackware 9.1 the installation hang on this line :

hdc : attached ide-disk driver.

Can somebody help me ?

Old 02-18-2004, 12:50 PM   #2
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What is the configuration of IDE drives on your computer? What other drives are mentioned before the hang?

/dev/hdc may be your cdrom in which case you might add to the boot prompt line
linux hdc=cdrom

another choice is hdc=noprobe
Old 02-18-2004, 03:23 PM   #3
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my config is

I865PE based motherboard
P4 2.8C

1 cd-rom on ide ata
1 120g hd on S-ATA

Old 02-18-2004, 06:57 PM   #4
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You may need a special bootdisk or dirver for SATA. It is fairly new technology:
sata.i: Serial ATA support bootdisk for Slackware 9.0.

This bootdisk is based on linux-2.4.21-pre7 with support for
Silicon Image SII3112 SATA controllers. After installing with
this bootdisk, you will probably need to download the kernel
source from and compile new kernel modules (or
build the drivers you need into a new kernel).

There is a thread on this topic already:

It seems Slackware is not up to speed on SATA...


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