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Old 05-18-2007, 07:28 PM   #1
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Different distros & SATA drive detection


I am fairly new to linux and I had a quick question about SATA detection and different distros of linux. I'm planning to install linux onto a SATA drive using the onboard SATA controlled by the Intel ICH8 chip. But I have been reading all the different problems on this forum with detecting SATA hard drives and found that it can depend on which distro you use. But I also read the main thing is that the kernel has to support the SATA controller.

So my question is, say I was choosing between a handful of distros, if they are all running the same kernel that supports my SATA controller, does that mean no matter what distro I choose, when I attempt to install it onto my SATA hard drive, that drive will be detected?

Old 05-18-2007, 07:41 PM   #2
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Yeah that pretty much covers it, save for a few distros that might package a custom kernel for whatever reason. If all else fails, you can always install on an IDE, recompile a new kernel, then backup and restore to your SATA drive.


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