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juanctes 05-16-2007 10:35 PM

slackware & sata2
 
everyone...
i hope you could help me whit this problem that is making me seek sinsce last weeck...

first off all I must tell that I am realy new in the linux world ... before that i have just listened mi brother speacking about the amazing improve and qualities of slackware... so i have to learn a lot of things starting from zero...

right now i`m traying to install slackware11 on my pc...
i allready have done the partitions with partition magic in windows xp...

20gb linux ext3
512mb linux swap

my hard disk is a samsung of 160gb SATA2
the mother is MSI k9vgm-v Chipsets VIAŪ K8M890 y VT8237A
and the grafic card is olso a MSI model nx6200tc -td256e-

when i boot whit the DVD of slackware I CANīT FIND THE PARTITION for the instalation... it just detect 3gb from the DVDRW
Searching on the web about this i realise that at the begining of the instalation i can select betwen diferent kernel`s pressing F2 and F3 (kernel selection help and list of precompiled kernel respectively)
so i tried that...

scsi.s scsi2.s scsi3.s
sata.i huge26.s ataraid.i ...

and

ls /dev/hd*
ls /dev/sd*
but it did't work!


i īve read that in my kind of case it is necesary to compile some specific kernel for me, and add or changue for another in the slackware instalation dvd... but i donīt know how to do that.

Any hint on these would be kindly apreciated.

verdeboy2k 05-17-2007 04:03 PM

iF you are completely new, you might want to try another distro unless you think the best way to teach someone to swim is to throw them in the ocean. I recommend either Ubuntu or Fedora Core 6 as better starting distributions. But if you want to persist with slackware use kernel sata.i or it won't work. (sata.i is the slackware kernel with SATA support) and it should work just fine.

EDIT: before I get flamed, I have used slackware, actually like it, but it is not very newbie friendly.

Mr_Weirdo 10-24-2007 10:39 AM

Did you solve the problem juanctes?
Cause i have the same problem

juanctes 10-27-2007 01:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr_Weirdo (Post 2935042)
Did you solve the problem juanctes?
Cause i have the same problem

Hi, the one that wrote this thread was my brother, I gave him my account in order for him to be able to post. We live 800Km away so I thought that this would be a good start, since I couldn't fiscally be there, and at that time my schedule was full.
the problem was that the Slackware 11 default kernel didn't have support for either the chipset of the mother or the sata2 hard drive.
The solution was Slackware 12. He Didn't have any problem with this Distro.
If you insist in using Slack 11 ( despite of what Pat, and the Slackware team recommend ) you should use the 2.6 kernel that comes with Slack 12.
cheers.

Edit: verdeboy2k, in the ocean you have no choice but to swim :p hehe, this was my first an only distro, and i love it. ( toock me 1 weeck to enable sound output but it was the best dound Iīve heard hehe ). I think that if you are about to learn a language and you don`t know any, chinese, corean, japanese, spanish or english shoud be the same for you. So, why donīt choose the most defying one :) ? I have seen people that use Ubuntu and they donīt know what a console is.. but they are "Linux users". I wanted my brother to learn :) because he can ;)

2nd Edit: to convince him I told him about a litle altered version of Ktorrent that iīve got. Since he has restricted trafic It was tempting to upload few, and download lot :p hehe my sin..

saikee 10-27-2007 02:04 PM

juanctes is right.

Slackware 11 is on 2.4 kernel.

Slackware 12 has 2.6.21 kernel. I got it in a Sata II myself.

Actually I also have Slackware 11 in a Sata I disk using the standard huge kernel 2.4.33. It is in sdb12.

Mr_Weirdo 10-27-2007 08:52 PM

Yeah sorry guys i have same problem with slackware 11 or 12 doesn't make any difference, even ubuntu cant see my harddrive.
I posted a thread about it so i hope it will be solved.

saikee 10-27-2007 09:27 PM

Mr_Weirdo,

Can we ask you to confirm

(1) Does your mobo support Sata I only and you are using a Sata II?

(2) What output do you get from the root console command
Code:

fdisk -l
?

(3) Have you got RAID in the PC?

So that you are not leading us to bark at the wrong tree.

ncsuapex 10-27-2007 09:47 PM

I had to install the modules for aic79xx and ata_piix manually before my SATA drive would get recognized.

Type: lsmod
and see if those 2 modules are listed. If not, try to install them and check dmesg after you install them to see what it says.

Mr_Weirdo 10-28-2007 05:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by saikee (Post 2939255)
Mr_Weirdo,

Can we ask you to confirm

(1) Does your mobo support Sata I only and you are using a Sata II?

(2) What output do you get from the root console command
Code:

fdisk -l
?

(3) Have you got RAID in the PC?

So that you are not leading us to bark at the wrong tree.

Hej Saaikee,

My mobo supports sata II and my output of fdisk -l = nothing at all.
I got RAID on my machine but its turned off in bios.
I made a own thread about the problem with more details at:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...are-12-594231/

Mr_Weirdo 10-28-2007 06:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ncsuapex (Post 2939269)
I had to install the modules for aic79xx and ata_piix manually before my SATA drive would get recognized.

Type: lsmod
and see if those 2 modules are listed. If not, try to install them and check dmesg after you install them to see what it says.

Hey ncsuapex,
When i type lsmod nothing appears at all.
modprobe -l gives an error that it cant find the /lib/modules/2.6.21.5/
my lib/modules/ is empty.

saikee 10-28-2007 06:17 AM

Mr_Weirdo,

You need to be in root to see the output of the system files.

Type "su" and supply the root password or "sudo su".

ghostdancer 10-28-2007 06:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr_Weirdo (Post 2939511)
Hey ncsuapex,
When i type lsmod nothing appears at all.
modprobe -l gives an error that it cant find the /lib/modules/2.6.21.5/
my lib/modules/ is empty.

Your lib/modules/ is empty? My goodness, install the kernel-module package.

Mr_Weirdo 10-28-2007 06:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by saikee (Post 2939516)
Mr_Weirdo,

You need to be in root to see the output of the system files.

Type "su" and supply the root password or "sudo su".

I am root, i booted from the cd , i havn't installed slackware yet, i am yust in the beginning after bootup from cd

Mr_Weirdo 10-28-2007 06:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ghostdancer (Post 2939521)
Your lib/modules/ is empty? My goodness, install the kernel-module package.

Hej ghostdancer,

I can't find the kernel module package on the installation dvd i burned.
I havn't installed slackware yet, i yust booted with it, maybe thats why the /lib/modules is empty?


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