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Old 06-17-2004, 05:43 AM   #1
chiroquois
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RedHat 7.3 and serial ata


Hi

I plan to use a Red Hat 7.3 (my application run only on the 7.3) on a Dell box with serial ata. Is Red Hat 7.3 ok with serial ata disks ?

Thanks for your informations

Philippe

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Old 06-17-2004, 06:39 AM   #2
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No, Redhat 7.3 will not be able to make use of SATA disks unless you compile a new kernel with support for your SATA controller built in. A 2.6 series kernel means you will have to install module-init-tools too, plus you will need to install a ton of security updates if you want to use such an old distribution as RH7.3. I suggest looking into Fedora Core 2 if you like Redhat, it comes with support for at least the most common SATA controllers.

May I ask what application only runs on RH7.3?

Also, there's no need to excuse for your English, a lot of us here do not speak English natively.


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