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Old 10-27-2002, 11:32 PM   #1
DavidBowman
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Newbie; Maxtor ATA 100 IDE controller


I have a Maxtor ATA 100 IDE controller controlling my WD 40Gbyte HD. I have ran Linux Mandrake for a while under poor performane in calling up apps, but once running all is good.

What I am really asking is that now I am switching over to Linux Debian and when I install it says no recongized HD. I look at compatibility list and my controller is not there. I looked at Maxtor's site and none to befound for a linux module. I am still looking but can't find a module.

Mandrake worked (8.0 I belive), why not Debian? Should I compile a different kernel? I know this is real newbie stuff, but hey you got to start somewhere. So if you can just tell me where I can get a module or what i can substitute instead I would be greatfull.

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Bowman
 
Old 10-29-2002, 01:40 AM   #2
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come on I am sure somone here can help.

just keeping my thead alive
 
Old 10-31-2002, 08:08 AM   #3
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Have you downloaded the cdrom iso image or did you used the floppy-disks?

If you use the floppy disks, make sure your driver is listed. There are several flavours (eg. ide only, scsi-only). The best thing to so is to use all the 5 disks which includes most drivers and most likely yours to.

Hope this helpes a bit
 
Old 10-31-2002, 09:36 AM   #4
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thanks

I was using CD-ROM boot disk for the installtion. Yes I remember a list of modules that it supported, which agreed with the list at Debian's website. Should I just try each one till they work is what you are saying?

Also I would really like some good performance, cause when I had mandrake my HD was access kinda slow. But if there is no other way, thats fine. I only use Linux for fun anyways.

Thanks
 
Old 10-31-2002, 09:41 AM   #5
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Yes, try inserting the modules one-by-one and you should find the right one

Debian is normaly faster then most distributions since the base install is only about 150MB uncompressed. Then you can install the desired packages. Other distro's are installing all packages by default...
 
Old 10-31-2002, 10:43 AM   #6
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Thanks

Thanks, I will do that as soon as I can.
 
  


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