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Old 09-07-2004, 02:08 PM   #1
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Red Hat won't find 2 of me hard drives

I've just decided it was time to move to linux coz windows was gettin too annoying!!
When i came to install linux (red hat 9.0) the only hard drive it would find to install to is my 16gb. the other hard drives are 250gb and 160gb and the only thing i can think of is that the hard drives are too big? i dont think its a bios problem because i recently updated it but even before then windows has never had a problem seeing the disks. i created a linux partition in windows with pmagic but it still didnt show up as an option to install to. i dont really care about which hard drive i installed to so ive just put it on this drive but ive installed an ntfs driver so i can start copying my files across but /fdisk -l will only find the one hard drive.

any help appreciated...

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Post your hardware. Are the 250GB and 160GB SATA drives? If so post the output of the command lspci.
Old 09-07-2004, 03:43 PM   #3
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They are both SATA drives (the 16gb one isnt), any other hardware info needed?

lspci output:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 82865G [Springdale-G] Chipset Host Bridge (rev
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 2571 (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801EB USB (Hub #1) (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801EB USB (Hub #2) (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801EB USB (Hub #3) (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801EB USB EHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801BA/CA/DB PCI Bridge (rev c2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82801EB ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82801EB ICH5 IDE (rev 02)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 24d1 (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corp. 82801EB SMBus (rev 02)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82801EB AC'97 Audio (rev 02)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 5961 (rev 01)
01:00.1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 5941 (rev 01)
02:03.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): VIA Technologies, Inc. IEEE 1394 Host Controller (rev 80)
02:04.0 RAID bus controller: VIA Technologies, Inc.: Unknown device 3164 (rev 06)
02:05.0 Ethernet controller: 3Com Corporation: Unknown device 1700 (rev 12)
02:09.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Audigy (rev 04)
02:09.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Audigy MIDI/Game port (rev04)
02:09.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Creative Labs SB Audigy FireWire Port (rev 04)
Old 09-07-2004, 04:13 PM   #4
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RedHat 9.0 is about... 3 years old. The ICH5 Intel SATA controller is about... a year and a half old.

Install Fedora Core 2, anything else that is similarly up to date and it has in-kernel support for the ICH5. As it stands with RH9 you'll have to hand upgrade the kernel quite a bit, like a jump from 2.4 to 2.6 to get it to see the SATA controller.




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