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Old 04-05-2004, 09:55 AM   #1
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Serial ATA 150 HDD


Hello All,

I have a new machine that I am trying to install RedHat 7.3 on (Needs to be 7.3 to run some software we use) but I don't seem to be able to get past the hardware probing before the install.

I seem to be having the same problem with RedHat 9.

Any Ideas?

Thanks Barry..
 
Old 04-05-2004, 10:19 AM   #2
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SATA support is fairly new and not all distro's have drivers on boot. post your SATA controller model and search the forum... there are lots of threads on this
 
Old 04-05-2004, 10:20 AM   #3
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It all depends on what controller you have that SATA drive hooked up to. The most common ones, the Intel ICH(r)5 and the SIL3112(a) controllers are supported only in recent kernels, so the current Fedora distribution (Redhat's new free distribution) should be able to pick up the drive.


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Old 04-05-2004, 11:25 AM   #4
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I have just checked and the motherboard is using the Intel ICH5R Chipset for the SATA.

Does anyone know where I can get the drivers from, I really need this HDD to work with RH 7.3

Thanks Again

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Old 04-05-2004, 11:56 AM   #5
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You will need to create a custom kernel and create a Redhat boot/install floppy from that. If you feel you're up to the task the docs are available from Redhat's site.


Håkan
 
Old 04-06-2004, 10:23 AM   #6
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Had the same problem.
-for kernel 2.4.xx I had to change BIOS settings for SATA drive from Enhanced to Compatible ( to be visible like IDE ). After that it was OK for Fedora1, Meppis, Knoppix.
-Kernel 2.6.xx ( I tried Fedora 2 test 2 ) : it works in a native mode.

Then it is your choice which way to go.

Good luck, qwert.
 
Old 04-06-2004, 11:26 AM   #7
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As I understand it, I will neen to install Kernel 2.6.XX or run Kernel 2.4.XX with the Bios settings changed to Compatible for the SATA.

I am still abit confused as to how I can install the Kernel 2.6.XX without having a OS on the SATA HDD.

Is there a way I can create an install CD that has the latest version of the Kernel on it as I onl;y have one HDD in the machine.

Sorry if I sound stupid but I am still a bit confused.

Any ideas?

Thanks in Advance

Barry..
 
Old 04-06-2004, 11:28 AM   #8
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Originally posted by hw-tph
You will need to create a custom kernel and create a Redhat boot/install floppy from that. If you feel you're up to the task the docs are available from Redhat's site.


Håkan
Could you please post a link to the instructions / HOW TO for this.

Thanks

Barry..
 
  


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