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Old 07-16-2005, 07:41 AM   #1
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Unhappy SuSE 9.3 not recognise SATA HDD on AMD 64 BIT PC


Hello guys, I bought a AMD 64 BIT PC with Motherboard " MSI RS480 M2 IL " and 160 GB SATA Hard Drive by Maxtor.

Problem lies with SATA Hard Drive.

I try to install SuSE 9.3 Professional Version ( 32 BIT OS ) on this System after having installed Microsoft Windows XP x64 BIT OS on it. I try to make it a dual Boot. Windows installs successfully in the terms that it detects SATA HDD.

But SuSE 9.3 Pro 32 BIT (I do not have 64 BIT SuSE Linux ) does not detect SATA HDD.

I tell you where extactly the problems takes place.

After loading the Kernel, when the YAst starts detecting and populating the list of Hard Wares attached to the System, It shows a message that

" NO HARD DISK FOUND " and intallation have to be aborted.

I set SATA HDD support in BIOS to Enabled.

But i don't know any thing any neccessary about RAID Setting in BIOS.

I have single Hard Drive attached to the system. i.e. 160 GB SATA HDD.

So , friends, as you may know that i am an addict to Linux, i can not breath without it even. But i am highly disappointed because i spent a lot of money in buying AMD 64 BIT PC with SATA HDD. So i have no any alternative of SATA HDD.

Please quote me the solution ?

Tell me if i need 64 BIT SUSE 9.3 Pro or something else causes the problem.

I seek a quick and relevant solution of my problem.

Your reply will surely consolidate my faith in this forum if i am given a solution.

Regrads & Thanks.

- Gurmeet S. Bedi
 
Old 07-16-2005, 10:24 AM   #2
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It may be your BIOS configuration. With single SATA, you should turn off SATA RAID in BIOS. However if you fave it off... then turn it on.
I have Gigabyte KN8S with single SATA drive and SuSE 64-bit recognized it without any problem. In my case SATA RAID is off. Unfortunately I can't tell how you should configure it on MSI. You need to try different configurations in BIOS. Defilitely it should work.
 
Old 07-16-2005, 04:52 PM   #3
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I screwed with SATA in SUSE 9.3 for weeks before giving up. Good luck. It worked in 9.2 BTW.
 
Old 07-16-2005, 05:22 PM   #4
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I have two 80 Gig SATA hard drives. I installed the 64 bit version of Suse 9.3 Pro without a hitch. I was surprised to see the 's' designation on the drives, which I thought meant scsi, but it seems to work fine.
 
Old 07-16-2005, 10:19 PM   #5
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I purchased 2 80 GB SATAs and did a 64bit install as well. Same situation here, Suse is running the scsi_eh processes. I also added a 250 GB drive and it was detectecd during the boot. I used the partitioner and it worked fine. My board is a Tyan which has an onboard 4 port SATA controller. I built this machine from scratch and I don't believe I had to do anything with the SATA settings on the bios so perhaps RAID was already turned off.
 
Old 07-16-2005, 11:52 PM   #6
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I got ST20G5 xPC from Shuttle with ULi SATA RAID. With RAID off the 2 SATA drives work just fine with Linux RAID on SUSE x64 Pro 9.3. I contacted the manufacturer of the chipset and got updated drivers. The ones that came with the Suse 9.3 worked just fine too. Chipset manufacturer can usually supply you additional drivers or point you to the right direction i.e. additional boot parameters. The SATA support is a bit experimental still with some chipsets, however most of them work just fine.

You can download 64-bit SUSE free if you like to try that.

Kuhazor
 
Old 07-20-2005, 09:55 AM   #7
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There is a config file in the Grub directory of a new installation (the config of the compiled kernel) it shows that in the kernel provided by Suse Professional 9.3, SATA is not supported (unless I got it all wrong).
That would explain a lot.

I was wondering, would there be a way to get around this, like throwing in a kernel that does support SATA ?

Evert
 
Old 07-20-2005, 10:43 AM   #8
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eca, I think you got it wrong. I asked Suse the following question:
I have an AMD64 Athlon with two SATA drives. When I installed Suse, the drive
> names started with an 's' instead of the 'h' I expected. Does that mean Suse
> thinks I have scsi drives, or SATA drives?

The reply was:
SATA drives as well represented as /dev/sdX in SuSE Linux.

The reply certainly implies SATA support.
 
Old 07-20-2005, 01:38 PM   #9
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Hi, Guys, i started this thread and explained in that, I am facing this problem while i try to install 32 BIT SuSE Professional 9.3.

I can not find 64 BIT version of 9.3 Pro. perphas this problem occurs because of 32 BIT OS on 64 BIT Architecture. Is it not so ?

Please keep that in mind, i have MSI motherboard - Model of Motherboard is RS480M2-IL .

Well, please, if you feel yourself unable to solve the problem then

quote me one thing,

from where can i get the x86_64 BIT version of SuSE 9.3 Pro on lowest price. I will be highly

thankful to you.


any way, thanks..
 
Old 07-20-2005, 01:48 PM   #10
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You can download SUSE 9.3 free. Visit novell.com. My understanding is that the DVD eval version is fully functional version, it just does not include support. There are several sites that sell it as well on DVD for something like $10 to $15. SUSE is $99 in any store, but comes with installation DVD, source DVD, CD version and rescue CD and 700+ page admin manual and user manual included.
 
Old 07-20-2005, 01:51 PM   #11
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I got my SUSE 9.3 running. SATA drivers were regornized just fine. I had to disable RAID function from Bios and use linux RAID instead. SATA support is still bit experimental with some chipsets, especially those that use software RAID. Mine is ULi and currently supported with driver version 0.9. I have had no problems with it this far.
 
Old 07-31-2005, 08:02 AM   #12
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I've almost exactly the same problem!

The config I have:
Athlon64 3000+
MSI motherboard 939 socket, RS480
1Gb RAM
Seagate SATA 200 Gb and Seagate ATA 120Gb

Due to hardware failure I have had to replace whole machine *&($#($&.
My machine has two hard disks, one ATA and one SATA.
Win XP sees both and can read and write to both.
When I try installing Linux it cannot see SATA drive!
(I tried installing Ubuntu 5.04 and SuSE 9.2)

I believe that the distros I tried are recent enough, especially Ubuntu 5.04

* * * Help Me Please * * *
 
Old 07-31-2005, 09:05 AM   #13
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Quote:
I can not find 64 BIT version of 9.3 Pro. perphas this problem occurs because of 32 BIT OS on 64 BIT Architecture. Is it not so ?
Obviously you can't install 64-bit drivers on 32-bit OS and also you can't install 32-bit driver on 64-bit OS. CPU has nothing to do with this.
 
Old 08-07-2005, 05:37 AM   #14
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SuSe 9.3 has easily recognised SATA drives and I am now happy user of this distro.

Knoppix 3.9 has recognised the drive as well, but I have installed 64 bit of SuSE 9.3...
 
Old 08-07-2005, 01:09 PM   #15
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hmm doesnt his motherboard use ATi chipset? maybe ati has the linux drivers on their website..
(i am just about to go to sleep else i would have looked around ati website for you..)
 
  


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