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Old 08-03-2003, 10:06 AM   #1
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Question Intel ICH5R sata raid controller with Suse Linux 8.2

I'm having a new computer, the motherboard is Gigabyte 8knxp,
and I have 2 Maxtor Diamondmax 9 120Gb sata drives with it. I'm using striping with Intel ICH5R raid controller.

I've installed Windows XP on it, but I can't install Suse Linux 8.2, it don't recognise the hard drives. I read that the newest kernel prepatches support this controller. How could I use this kernel with Suse Linux(I have an older computer with Suse 8.2 installed)?
Old 09-07-2003, 06:19 PM   #2
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same problem

I just bouight the Pro8.2 and seem to have the same problem. I have an asus p4c800 dlx, with a seagate sata 120gb. In yast I get a message that no hard disks were detected.
Old 09-07-2003, 07:19 PM   #3
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The kernel is not upgraded enough to handle ICH5 properly. If you can somehow start installation, go on; then after you complete the installation, upgrade the kenel to 2.4.22. 2.4.21 with some patches can also handle
ICH5, but I do not know which one.

If you are determined to freshly install debian, read:
or create a Live CD to install:
If your distribution can "cross-install", then you can apply the similar techniques described there.
Happy computing!

Toshikazu Aiyama


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