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Old 10-10-2005, 11:12 AM   #1
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Unhappy Fedora core 4 unable to detect SATA hard drive

Hi.. i'm a newbie ..tried to install FC4 today.. did'nt happen
.When installed from a DVD..i get the following message:
Loading SCSI drivers
Loading-sata sil driver... Disabling IRQ #11..
and then the installation just hangs... with a blue background..
Could anyone help me>
my config is as follows:
AMD 64 3000+ Socket 939
MSI motherboard with ATI radeon 9200 on board graphics
Nvidia xfx6200 PCIe 128 mb
512 mb ddr ram
samsung 120 gb SATA hard drive
incidentally i tried KNoPPIX and it seemd to work fine..

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Old 10-11-2005, 04:34 AM   #2
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You have to disable the ACPI in Bios. This can be found under Power Management section in bios settings. Disable it and try installing fedora.
Old 10-11-2005, 11:12 AM   #3
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i tried installing it with linux noprobe and i get a message... no devices found, please select manually...
i do so only to be told that there are no device drivers for the hard drive...and a list of about 50 device drivers...
anyways i select one of them... and the installation starts.. with the appearance of the FEDORA CORE 4 screen and language selection et al
however... when it comes to partioning by disc drives..either manually or automatically.. the msg ... 'No drives.. An error has occured.No valid devices were found on which to create a new file system.Please check your hardware'
what do i do now
Old 10-12-2005, 02:44 AM   #4
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Hi Aswin.. Thanx for the reply.. it helped..
but windows does not boot normally after that..
besides.. when installation commences.. by the time i reach the disk partioning area.. it gets stuck.. telling me my hard drive is not found.
THANX anyways

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