Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 08-16-2003, 08:20 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Aug 2003
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
whats the deal with SATA?

i want to install slack9.0, but the install hangs after a couple of seconds. From what ive read this could be due to my SATA drive (and ICHR5 sata controller), coz these are not supported or something.

As im totally new to linux i have no clue about how to tackle this problem. Is there a way around this or should i wait for a patch? (btw altho i have a sata drive, linux will b installed on an ide)

(motherboard=asus p4p800 deluxe, hd=maxtor 120gb SATA.)

any help would be very much appreciated,
Old 08-17-2003, 02:42 AM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Sydney
Distribution: debian
Posts: 1,495

Rep: Reputation: 48
I'm not familiar with slackware, but I have a p4p800-vm with working SATA drive and kernel 2.4.21. If your slack kernel is older it may be the problem.

If you don't want to try a newer kernel, there should be a BIOS setting to change the drive from 'enhanced' to 'compatible' mode. I did some tests and performance-wise I can't tell the difference.

In enhanced mode the SATA drives appear as /dev/hde, /dev/hdf, but in compatible mode they are the usual /dev/hda etc. WinME install hangs on enhanced, but is OK in compatible.

Try the install in compatible mode. If already in compatible, I have no idea. You could try posting the boot messages at the failure point.
Old 08-17-2003, 06:32 AM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: Aug 2003
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 2

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
thanks, putting it in compatible mode did the trick!


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
whats the deal with FC3 JiggaJerry Fedora 14 11-22-2004 07:16 PM
ok... whats the deal with permissions??? trey85stang Linux - Enterprise 4 07-14-2004 06:22 PM
Whats the deal with libraries? Smaugur [SWE] Linux - Newbie 9 04-02-2004 09:39 AM
kernel 2.6 whats the deal demmylls Linux - General 2 09-11-2003 09:56 AM
ext2 filesystem fragmentation, whats the deal? bobthebat Linux - General 3 08-20-2001 02:35 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:29 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration