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Old 10-20-2009, 10:57 PM   #1
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Installing Red Hat Linux 4 on SATA Hard Drive

Hello Everyone....

I tried to load Red Hat Linux 4 on my PC, which has 945 MB, Core 2 Duo Processor, 2GB RAM, 250GB SATA HDD. But i couldnt do so as it did not detect the hard drive and was asking for drivers. I changed the SATA settings to Legacy but still it didnt recognise the HDD...

I have Windows XP SP3 also installed on it...

Can anyone tell me how i can overcome this issue...

Thanks in advance...
Old 10-21-2009, 12:41 AM   #2
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This is because you try to install an old distro...its kernel has no driver for SATA drives. Try another newer distro...or go for CentOS instead.

Old 10-21-2009, 01:09 AM   #3
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Well if you are looking for RH based distribution then CentOS5 is what you should use right now. RHEL5.4 is out and CentOS5.4 should also come in coming time. Right now CentOS5.3 is latest and it will install on SATA drives.


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