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Old 09-19-2004, 08:48 PM   #1
kryptobs2000
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kv8 pro & sata help


I got a 74gig raptor, and a kv8 pro. I'm trying to install slackware 10.0 but I dunno how to get my sata drive working. I've searched the forums and didn't really find anything regarding slackware. Everything I have found in general seems like a real pain in the ass.
 
Old 09-20-2004, 02:02 AM   #2
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Slackware doesn't have a sata kernel that you can use when
you boot, partition, and install the distro. However, bonecrusher
has made a Slack 10.0 sata iso that works very well. Go to his
website and d/l slack_v10-d1-sata.iso, burn you a CD, and when
you boot with it issue "cfdisk /dev/sda" or you won't be able to
partition. Then when you install, just choose the default kernel,
which he has set to his sata.i kernel. When you are at the point
where the setup asks you to install a kernel, for some reason I
could not do it by choosing:
"Skip this menu (use the default /boot/vmlinuz)"
but instead I chose:
"Use a kernel from the Slackware CD"
which defaulted to /cdrom/kernels/sata.i/bzImage
and that rascal works just fine.

Remember that this is seen as a scsi device with the 2.4.26 kernel
so you'll be using /dev/sda (or b or c).

Hope this answers your questions. There are a few threads, and I
will agree with you that what's there is quite confusing. You might
try -> http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...0&pagenumber=1
and then follow links within that thread.

NB: The iso image I sent you to above is for Slack-10.0
 
  


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