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Old 10-11-2005, 03:16 PM   #1
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sata drive

ok i was trying mandrake 9.0 and cannot find my serial drive and i think the 10 g ide drive is formated in ntfs.... it came up saying hard drive failer.
one is this because it is in ntfs.... or does the m/b need to support linux altogether.
what is up with the serial drives... do only certain o/s work from boot
i can get the cd to start it but it says no drive found..... the all ^%$% breaks loose and box locks up and i need to reboot again ???

i tried knoppix 3.1 live.... intresting but very slow lag and lock ups on a couple of programs....

my box runs smoother on the serial drive.... asrock P4V88....
which alows freedom in the cd/dvd drive areas to run faster

any suggestions...?
Old 10-11-2005, 03:40 PM   #2
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Re: sata drive

NTFS is a proprietary Microsoft file system. There are some distros that can read and write NTFS but it is experimental, due to being a closed source FS another reason is because MS owns the FS.

I use ext3 fs for all my Linux partitions, except for swap, which is just swap. If you boot up your Knoppix live CD, then open a terminal, the type the following command

fdisk -l
This will list out your hard drives. This will tell you if they are working and if the kernel can see them.

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Old 10-12-2005, 07:09 AM   #3
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if you want to learn about sata drive in linux

Try Knoppix 3.8 or 3.9
Maybe try a newer Mandrake 2005 LE

Please be precise about messages before lock up
We cannot help otherwise
What mobo?

If this HD is 10 go I really doubt it is sata: it is too small
If you are going to wipe the HD to install linux on it
you should be fine
Old 10-12-2005, 03:16 PM   #4
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sorry about the lack of info
i think one thing and type something totaly different
ok mobo is a P4V88 asrock..... no i was trying to load on a sata drive at first
then switch computers to one i am not even sure what it is .... and a 10 g drive which is a ide
today i aquired another box i am going to try out and i will have to repost my findings
thanks for the info .... thas has gotten me one step closer
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Go in your bios and change the ide controller to "legacy" type. Then linux will find the SATA drives. I know you can do it. Just use you imagination.


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