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Old 03-22-2008, 04:53 AM   #1
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Question how do i install rhel4 es on seagate sata hdd??

how do i install rhel4 on seagate sata hdd ?? every time i try to install rhel 4 it says no hdd found.Do i need to install any driver or gotta give a command me i m waiting i m online can u guide me??

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Old 03-22-2008, 09:28 AM   #2
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installing RHEL5.0 on SATA HD

when u boot frm ur RHEL CD1 at linux prompt type the following

linux all-generic-ide

& hit enter ...the installation will start & u can proceed further
Old 03-22-2008, 09:31 AM   #3
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Welcome to LQ!!

At 2AM pacific time, please do not be in too much of a hurry. Most of the US is still asleep, and most of Europe and Asia is at work. This leaves eastern asia and cruise ships in the Atlantic.

If I remember correctly, RHEL4 does not support SATA. Maybe RHEL5 does....but, if you like RedHat, why not use Fedora? (it's free and has a lot more stuff available.)
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I agree with pixellany RHEL4 is old you would be better off going to a newer version. If you are trying to install this in a newer system you are just going to have one problem after another, as most if any of the hardware will not be supported. So save your self a headache and install one of the newer linux versions.
Old 03-24-2008, 06:43 AM   #5
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Try CentOS, which is a branch of RHEL..current version is 5.1

You can use the linux all-generic-ide to boot, but also go to the BIOS and select the SATA settings and change it to IDE, this always works for me.

Old 06-09-2008, 01:37 AM   #6
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I just wanted to confirm that changing the BIOS settings worked like a charm for me. I don't notice any performance loss at this point, so I should be able to hold out until I can find the necessary updates to support improved SATA features.



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