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Old 11-16-2004, 12:34 AM   #1
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Need Help With My 2 SATA Drives and Installing FC3

Okay so I got one 160 gig and one 250 gig sata drives. I want to install Fedora 3 on them but I don't need or care for raid support. I have a A7V8X motherboard with a onboard Promise controller. All I want is to be able to use my SATA drives like I used to use my IDE drives. Okay the problem is that everytime I install FC3 I and it finishes installing and reboots I get the word "GRUB.." and thats it. In other words GRUB fumbles somehow. The install detects my drives and all and it completes the install but it does not boot into grub. Anyone know how to trouble shoot this problem with FC3 and what looks like to be a grub issue ???
Old 11-16-2004, 07:25 AM   #2
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not an answer but are you aware of XP dual boot issues that may affect you?

more questions...
1) What exactly did you format your sata cfdisk /dev/sda or fdisk /dev/hda or hde? etc
2) are you aware that the kernel in ramdisk you used to install your distro is not necessarily the one that is trying to boot up your HD?

which means you may have a booting kernel which has not got the correct sata supports in them.
this is a known issue but the new kernel 2.6.8 ( I don't have 2.6.9) mentions that you no longer use normal scsi but scsi subsystems in the compile process and you should find a promise subset to enable in the kernel rather than a module.

I am not a kernel expert, not even a grub expert, as I have no sata, but I suggest its the kernel not grub you may care to check out and eliminate first please???

3) you could also try some kernel append lines like
ide=reverse (to search scsi b4 ide)

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shows issues with lilo and multiple scsi but you would amend the grub kernel append to suit


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