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Old 10-06-2005, 05:40 AM   #1
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Installing Red Hat 9 with sata

I have just bought a second Sata hard drive in order to install RedHat9.

The bios recognises the drive and the icon is in my computer. However, when I try to install RedHat it tells me that it cannot find any harddrives at all!!!

Is this because of sata?

any suggestions would be apprieciated

regards chris
Old 10-06-2005, 06:01 AM   #2
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Hi and welcome to

Nope, it's not because of sata, it's because Redhat 9 is so old that it's not even fun. Needless to say, I highly doubt Redhat 9 would recognize a sata disk. If you can, grab something newer, like Fedora Core (in the case you like Redhat). Newer distributions should work without a problem with those devices.

Good luck!
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So there is no kind of any update that can be used to upgrade RH 9 to recognize a SATA hard disk?
Old 10-14-2005, 06:56 AM   #4
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So there is no kind of any update that can be used to upgrade RH 9 to recognize a SATA hard disk?
Not from Redhat because they have discontinued any support or upgrades for Redhat 9. I am sure FC4 will work fine with SATA drives.
Old 10-14-2005, 07:37 AM   #5
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Originally posted by frankenstein
So there is no kind of any update that can be used to upgrade RH 9 to recognize a SATA hard disk?
Do you still use Windows 95? Probably not.

Then why do you insist on using an older Linux distro?
Follow Mega Man X's advice and obtain a more recent distro
Old 10-14-2005, 01:10 PM   #6
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Dont use red hat 9........way too old... grab fedora core will do sata just fine!!!!

red hat 9 was like 5 years ago


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