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Old 10-01-2005, 03:33 PM   #1
JasumX
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mandrake 10.1 stall durring SATA drivers HELP!!!


OK so i am completely new to linux and i figured that instead of getting a book and using that to walk me through it, i would sort of wing it... well as it turns out this is more of an adventure than installing XP (no soothing music). My situation is that i need windows XP and i want linux... so i took my old 40GB hard drive and got that running again (scraps from my crappy HP) and i figured that i would be able to use that for linux and just play with my bios when i needed to return to windows for games and such. so when i first tried to install mandrake 10.1 it stalled even before it was loaded into memory... and i had a similar problem with knoppix and it had to do with my USB mouse, so i switched to a ps2 mouse and it worked fine. it said it loaded the program into memory and then when it said installing VIA sata etc etc... drivers it froze! the thing is i don't even need it to recognize my sata drive for what i want to do... so is there a command where i can just disable sata detection? or another way to fix this? (keeping in mind that the drivers that i have for my sata are on a floppy and my floppy drive situation doesn't allow for those to be used)

PS: i forgot to include this but i'm running 1GB of ram (pc 3200)

(also posted on mandriva forum... i didnt know which was appropriate)
 
Old 10-01-2005, 10:40 PM   #2
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Hi,
Have you tried disabling SATA in BIOS?
 
Old 10-01-2005, 11:43 PM   #3
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lol... yea it worked like a charm after that! now i have my awsome command prompt! thanks for the help!
 
Old 10-02-2005, 05:19 PM   #4
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glad to hear it.
enjoy Linux!!
 
Old 10-12-2005, 05:33 AM   #5
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JasumX

How is the SATA drive going - I am thinking of getting a SATA drive but hesitent bc it may not work -

Regards
Shelton.
 
Old 10-12-2005, 07:50 AM   #6
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sata support FAQ
http://linuxmafia.com/faq/Hardware/sata.html
 
Old 10-12-2005, 10:15 AM   #7
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well i am actually about to try and install it on my sata soon... and im not sure cause last time i just disabled sata for the install. i havnt checked out that link posted before this but i plan to later on. i only hope that i can get this to work because i went through a real hastle tp reformat my windows HD and get the new version (xp pro 64) to work, just so that i could get a linux partition for a dual boot.
 
Old 10-12-2005, 10:29 PM   #8
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well I want to use my SATA drive on window$ so that I can use the fast drive for gaming - will I be able to see it from Linux ?

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Old 10-13-2005, 11:13 AM   #9
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what i think you're talking about is a dual boot on the same drive, so if you partition that drive with one partition for windows and one for linux then the only way that they will be able to see each other is if you format them with FAT 32, because both operating systems are able to read that file system. if you are talking about 2 separate drives then it gets sort of annoying because you have to go into your BIOS every time you want to switch between operating systems, but you will still be able to read both if you use FAT 32.

i have been working a lot lately and i haven't had time to install mandrake again yet, but i will post any tips i find when i do.

edit: its sort of early here and i am not fully aware yet but i think i just realised what you were talking about when you said "see it" and you should be able to get mandrake to recognise the sata with a little work. i did have a little time to look at that site that was posted by Emmanuel_uk and it does look possible! you might have to switch to 2005 edition but like i said it does look possible

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