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Old 11-02-2005, 06:32 PM   #1
GDragon
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Unhappy Mandriva 2006 & VIA SerialATA


Hi,

I have just installed Mandriva 2006 and I have a big problem with my SerialATA harddrive. I have IDE HDD, and I have installed Linux on that one. But, during the installation, Mandriva finds Via SerialATA controler (VIA KT600 chipset) and freezes. I disconnect SerialATA HDD and I install Mandriva. If I try to boot it wiht HDD connected, again Mandriva freezes. In hardware section I see that the controller is installed, but I can;t get HDD to work.

I tried VIA drivers from their website, and I follow step by step instructions but I get an error during MAKE phase.

Does anyone know how to make this work, or some source for working drivers. Interesting thing is that I had same problem with Mandriva 2005. SUSE 10.0 had no problems, and have instlled everything OK.

Millan
 
Old 11-03-2005, 10:59 AM   #2
tellef
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This is most likely a hardware compatibility error.
I have had the same problems with Mandriva and SATA support. After a lot of hacking around i decided to settle for regular diskdrives instead as it was only a regular computer anyway, not a server with terabytes of diskspace. May I suggest you do the same?

Anyways, there are differences between tha makers of the drives, and their ways of implementing what is known to us as a "new standard" . This means that plugging a Maxtor drive into a Promise-based controller is not quite the same as plugging a Seagate drive into a Via-based controller. They do not talk the same way.

Check out your drive and it`s serial numer, and go to their website. Read a lot.
Read more at Via`s place and check out Mandrivaclub pages also.

Look through dmesg, check your kernel modules, and turn on psycho-level logging before plugging the drive in. I know there are people that have made this work, but i honestly do not see the big advantage. Buy more RAM instead.

My advice: ditch the drive and go with PATA, SATA is not for us for another while.

 
Old 11-03-2005, 02:08 PM   #3
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Well, I had problems with some other hardware with Mandriva and I have decided to install new Suse. And Everything works OK. Mandirva doesn't recognize SkyStar2, 5.1 Sound card and modem along with SerialATA.

Millan
 
Old 11-03-2005, 02:22 PM   #4
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Good to hear that SUSE works. Perhaps i should give it a try myself, would be nice to use those disks at some point.

 
Old 11-03-2005, 03:23 PM   #5
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Yes, all hardware I have works with Suse10.

Millan
 
  


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