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shishir_gupta 09-03-2006 01:33 PM

installation me...
hi guys,i got sata 80 gb , 256 simtronics RAM , KOBIAN (MERCURY) 2.66 GHz motherboard........

I downloaded UBUNTU 6.06 (698 mb) and made a bootable disk for it . when i was through installation after a minute or two the screen hangs with a message " SCANNIG ide probe SCSI ..........PLEASE WAIT"
after that nothing happens for a long , uktimately i have to restart my windows XP.

i tried (as i said i got SATA) i tried partition magic but it also didn't worked....
help me out please ....its realy urgent.

I also have MANDRAKE LINUX CD but it also didin't worked same message on screen and hangs.....
i want LINUX eagerly....... as soon as posible
and i heard that SATA doesn't support REDHAT LINUX 9..... , it doesnt find the HARD DRIVE.......and i dont have high speed broadband so that i can download FEDORA CORE 5.....(if anyone knows any free shiping for FEDORA CORE 5 CD/DVD's , tell me....)

help me out ...... find out some effective plan


shorun 09-04-2006 09:47 AM

make it a distro that's a bit newer. fedora core 2 and up are SURE to have SATA support, mandriva 2005 and up as well (works here anyway).

could be that the distro's you tried are in fact older then sata itselve.
otherwise if it still fails, it's probebly your SATA controller.

hope this helps.

ethics 09-04-2006 11:29 AM


Originally Posted by shishir_gupta

mail me: REMOVED


We do not email our answers, that defeats the whole purpose of the community, and the ability for other users to reference them.

Nor are we obligated to helping you SOOOONNNN as you put it, which to be honest, seems to be extremly cheeky and ill-mannered.

My advice is to also try a newer distro, i know for a fact that Arch Linux supports SATA and i imagine all the other popular distros do such as fedora core, Suse, Ubuntu etc.

Cds are extremly cheap from some vendors, and arch linux and debian have net cds that are only about 100MB in size.

Don't quite understand the

uktimately i have to restart my windows XP.
part though

jstephens84 09-04-2006 11:42 AM

Not sure as to why ubuntu is not installing as it has great SATA support. and What does restarting XP have to do with ubuntu being hung up. As mentioned Arch linux defualts to SATA on its installation. And Yes Red hat 9 was before SATA drives or in their beta use. As for the dial up I would talk with whom ever and get that updated. Dial up is a waste of money.

reddazz 09-04-2006 01:05 PM

I've removed your email add from the post. Firstly, the idea behind a forum is that you ask a question here and its answered here. Secondly, displaying your email address is inviting spam. As ethics mentioned, its not very polite to demand for answers "soon". Everyone is a volunteer here, so you will get an answer when someone who has it logs into the site and looks at your thread.

Redhat 9 is very old and has poor support for SATA drive and also reached its end of life a long time ago, so I don't think its even worth looking at.

rhce1arun 09-04-2006 01:53 PM

commands to install sata harddisk
this is the command to install in sata harddisk

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