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Old 12-16-2008, 09:30 AM   #1
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Mandriva 2007 install problems SATA DVD-Rom no drivers

I read other posts with similar problems but they were much older. Perhaps there is a newer, easier solution.
Mandriva isinstalled on a dual boot with Vista and then I changed to a more performant motherboard. All other hardware is the same except I upgraded to a SATA DVDrom.
When I tried to boot Mandriva it failed. So I tried to repair, and I get the message "no dvd rom found" and yet it is reading from the dvd rom??
Then I am asked to chose from a long list of drivers. I have no idea what to use. I tried a few that mentioned SATA but that didn't work.
If anyone can help I would really appreciate getting my Mandriva back.
PS. Because Mandriva is still on the harddrive can I boot the OS without going through the install/repair process and bypass the SATA dvdrom problem?
Thank you.
Old 12-16-2008, 09:42 AM   #2
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Might need to check the fstab, the new sata dvd might have a different name than the first drive. Also check in your bios and make sure the sata ports are enabled ( Mine will try to boot even if they are not with strange errors ).

Edit: I am not sure how Mandriva handles kernel building but if you have a custom kernel you might have to rebuild it for your new motherboard. You are getting a grub or lilo menu right?

Last edited by Hern_28; 12-16-2008 at 09:46 AM. Reason: Additional information


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