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Old 09-04-2006, 07:39 PM   #1
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need help to install RHEL on Sata Hdd

hello all
can anybody help me in installing RHEL on sata hardisk.
plz tell me the steps for installing RHEL on sata harddisk

thanks in Advance
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Old 09-04-2006, 08:11 PM   #2
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are you facing a problem in installing RHEL on sata?
I dont think you will, there shouldnt be any diff. in installing it on a ide drive. only thing can happen is it might not detect your hdd, but for that you would need to start the installation and check.
Old 09-05-2006, 10:16 PM   #3
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that is the problame sata harddisk is not detecting while installing RHEL4 ,plz help me for same
Old 09-06-2006, 12:24 PM   #4
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Check here:
Old 02-07-2007, 04:28 AM   #5
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Thumbs up RHEL Installation on SATA ??

Hi Vishal,

Try using :
linux all-generic-ide
at boot prompt. This should work ... OVER AND OUT.
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you can cp the iso files to your sata disk ,and then use booting disk to load your system .i install the linux in HD enveronment ,may be it can slove your quesiton!
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Check out this post#2 for ways it may work.

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This thread seems quite old, but if you're still looking for help, you could try installing Linux onto an IDE hard drive, and then see if your distro detects the sata drive. That's just a suggestion. You can also try installing linux by booting from the CD with the option manual=1, this way you can load your own modules, that also depends what kind of SATA controller you have, and if it's supported by the kernel. I think every kernel starting with 2.6.x support all SATA controllers. But you know better what you have, and just look into it. There is also the odd chance that all you would have to do is just update your BIOS. That worked for me. Or check to make sure that Serial ATA support is enabled in your BIOS, which should be by default. If you need more help, specify the hardware you're using, and give more detail on the error. If possible.
Good luck.


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