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Old 05-18-2005, 02:45 PM   #1
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Installing SATA HDD


hey gang,

I've been trying unsuccessfully to get linux to boot onto my new PC, but I've hit a big snag... The HDD in this computer is a SATA HDD.. I'm trying my best to figure out what brand, I know the easiest solution would be to install an IDE HDD.. but IDE is not supported by the motherboard.. (yes I know, I looked over the board and there is no place to put an IDE ribbon..) so I'm stuck using the SATA.. I did manage to boot knoppix 3.7 onto the computer and it detects and installs nearly everything minus my SATA HDD.. knoppix 3.7 sees the SATA controller as

Intel Corp. 82801FR/FRW (ICH6R/ICH6RW) SATA Controller (rev 03) (prog-if 01)

but it cant find anything to install it with..

windows device manager sees it as

WDC WD2500JD-75HBB0

a quick google search tells me its a Western Digital 250GB Caviar Special

heres the link to the product at an online store

http://www.nextag.com/Western-Digita...RE-PRICES-html


any and all help is greatly appreciated...

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Old 05-19-2005, 11:19 AM   #2
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not sure if this info will help or not, but will post it anyways.. I'm unsure if its the HDD that needs driver support, or the controller that needs the support, but anyways looking at my device manager again I get these entries for my controllers

D347PRT SCSI Controller
FarStone CDAWDM2001 SCSI Host Adapter

doing some quick google searches I just find a ton of other forum entries that deal with matters completely unrealted to mine.. but other problems that come up with the same controller is not detecting cd-roms.. my cdrom is being detected and setup properly, just not the SATA drive.. any ideas anyone?
 
Old 02-03-2008, 07:06 PM   #3
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Question Help Needed urgently: Installing 2nd SATA drive for RAID issues

Can someone help a Linux newbie like me? I am trying to install RedHat Linux AS3 version 4 on a new HP box. However, this box uses only SATA interfaces for its HDDs and DVD- CDROM. There are 4 SATA slots on the motherboard. Ive got two 80Gb SATA Hdds that I want to mirror or put RAID1 into it. After plugging the HDDs and rebooting, the 2 HDDs and the DVD/CD drive were recognized by the BIOS but when Im into the point of Partitioning th HDD via DRUID, only the 1st 80Gb HDD was recognized by Linux install and the other one is not.

Below are scenarios I tried fixing the issue.
Hardware: HP Compaq dc7800p, 1 Gb RAM, Intel Core 2 Duo E6550

SATA connections on the Motherboard (as seen on the BIOS)
On Linux setup (DRUID)

Scenario 2:
SATA 0 1st HDD 80Gb
SATA 1 DVD Drive
SATA 4 2nd HDD 80Gb
Comment: 1st HDD and DVD drive were recognized as /dev/hda but no /dev/hdc (2nd HDD)

Scenario 2:
SATA 0 1st HDD 80Gb
SATA 1 2nd HDD 80Gb
SATA 4 DVD Drive
Comment: After swapping the SATA port connections, I was able to boot to the CD but when it goes to the actual setup, the CDROM drive was not seen by Linux and its asking me to install some drivers (for SATA controller).It seems that if I swap the SATA connections, CDROM is not recognized. 2nd HDD is saying its not a valid partition

Scenario 3:
SATA 0 1st HDD 80Gb
SATA 1 2nd HDD 80Gb
SATA 4 DVD Drive removed
Comment: /dev/hda is seen;/dev/hdc couldnt be seen in the Hardware Browser.

Ive checked the BIOS settings and didnt find anything there to actually make this thing work. In the first place, both HDD s and DVDROM drives were recognized in the BIOS. These SATA hdds were not being recognized like SCSI devices.

Many thanks
 
Old 02-03-2008, 07:33 PM   #4
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r-vin, do not hi-jack the thread. You can post a thread all your own.

Ryan, why don't you try a newer Linux distro? Knoppix 3. anything is OLD. We're currently on 5.0.1 (or something like that). I have to imagine any kernel 2.6 and up HAS support for SATA.

Regards,

Brandon
 
Old 02-03-2008, 07:44 PM   #5
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Brandon

If you noticed the Op's post was from like 3 years ago. Probably at that time he was not so out of date. Sata support (for a lot of controllers) did not show up until 2.6.14 (a rough guess) kernels.
 
Old 02-03-2008, 08:23 PM   #6
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LOL. That's awesome. My bad.

Thanks,

Brandon
 
  


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