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Old 05-09-2007, 11:37 PM   #1
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Question Fedora Core 5 not detecting my SATA hard disk


Hi friends!

I'm fairly new to Linux

I have an AMD x2 4600+ 64 bit on Jetway with AMD 690G cihpset having ATI Radeon x1200 Graphics , 1 GB DDR2 800 RAM and Segate 160 GB SATA HD,

Initially I tried to install FC6 but it was not resolving the graphics , the OS got installed and the kernel was booting but I was getting "out of range on my Monitor" I tried many things like system-config-display and changed settings,but no good , so I switched to FC5 as suggested by my friend , but this time I got a new problem FC5 setup is not detecting my SATA HDD.....any suggestions on this...please.

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Old 05-09-2007, 11:52 PM   #2
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I'm afraid you should have stuck with FC6; resolving the display issue was a matter of editing two lines; getting FC5 to install on a SATA disk may be lot more complex considering that SATA support has only recently reached a mature level. Anyway, here are two suggestions:
- use the all-generic-ide irqpoll boot option; when the installer launches and shows "boot:", append linux all-generic-ide irqpoll
- make sure you BIOS used IDE mode for the SATA disk
 
Old 05-10-2007, 12:02 AM   #3
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Thanks for the response bro,

could you help me with FC 6 dsiplay issue
 
Old 05-10-2007, 12:42 AM   #4
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Sure. Instal it like you did the first time. But first you need to do a little research: you need to find out the horizontal and vertical refresh rates of your monitor. If you are lucky, they should be specified in your manual; if you're not, you'll have to search the internet to find them.

Then, after the install, instead of booting straight into Fedora, bring GRUB to a halt. GRUB tends to boot into Fedora quite fast so you'll have to be even faster: just select the Fedora line and press E. Then select the line that goes "vmlinuz..." and press E again. Append this to the line that now appears on your screen:
init 3
then press Enter to return to the vmlinuz screen and press B to boot.
This time, you should be presented with a command line instead of a blank screen.
Log in as user "root" and submit your root password when requested.
Then type this command:
nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf
It will display your xorg.conf file.
You can move through it using the arrows. Look for the "Device" section and for its "driver" subsection and replace whatever it lists (I would guess "ati") with "vesa". Then locate the "monitor" section and verify the VertRefresh and HorizSync values; these can't be higher than the rates supported by your monitor - if they are, you will get an "out of range" error. Adjust as needed (or leave them alone if you feel they are OK).
When you're done, save and exit by doing:
Ctrl + O
Enter
Ctrl + X
You should be back at the command line.
And here comes the final command:
startx

You should now have a GUI. Remember you are using the "vesa" driver, which doesn't offer the best viewing quality. You'll need to install the ATI fglrx driver to get better results. Read this to learn how (it has many other great tips too):
http://stanton-finley.net/fedora_cor...ion_notes.html
It covers FC5, but at least 95% is still perfectly valid for FC6.

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Old 05-10-2007, 01:29 AM   #5
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Thanks a lot pal, I'm trying it now and also do u have any tips on the SATA issue....
 
Old 05-10-2007, 01:50 AM   #6
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Might be the SATA controller. FC5 had issues recognizing certain chipsets . On top of that, you have a pretty new motherboard whereas FC5 has been out for about a year now - the technology may be too new for an older Linux OS.
 
Old 05-10-2007, 03:30 AM   #7
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I tried it , but getting the same thing

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Old 05-10-2007, 04:26 AM   #8
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Are you sure you got the vertical and horizontal refresh rates right? Getting these ever so slightly wrong is bound to give you an "out of range" error.

btw, have you got a floppy drive? I wouldn't mind having a look at your xorg.conf.

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Old 05-11-2007, 10:49 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jay73
Are you sure you got the vertical and horizontal refresh rates right? Getting these ever so slightly wrong is bound to give you an "out of range" error.

btw, have you got a floppy drive? I wouldn't mind having a look at your xorg.conf.


Hey thanks dude! its working now, mybe I was
doing something wrong in xorg.conf , bt nw its working fine,
 
  


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