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Old 03-14-2006, 10:41 AM   #1
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Question How to install linux in my system????

Recently i took a pc with Pentium D 830 3.0 GHz processor
Intel 945 gntl mother board, 120 GB samsung SATA drive and 512 mb ddr II ram..

When i tried to install linux :

(i have tried to install many versions like red hat 9, elx, suse, fedora core 2 and 3 also)

it tells that no hard disk found...... cannot continue installation.......

How to solve this problem and install linux and use sata drive in linux without reduction in system performance...?????

Please give me a solution!.....
Old 03-14-2006, 11:05 AM   #2
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have you tried FC4?
Old 04-28-2006, 01:00 AM   #3
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i have the same problem with the hard drive when i try to install Red Hat Enterprise V 4. does anyone know how to fix this?
Old 04-28-2006, 01:05 AM   #4
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You might try getting a Ubuntu CD set. The install disk and the LiveCD.

Boot the LiveCD, then open a terminal and run dmesg. Post the contents of your dmesg here, and we might be able to tell you why so many Linux installers don't like your hard drive.
Old 04-28-2006, 01:18 AM   #5
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use gentoo. it has a good auto-detect feature that should recconize your sata hd


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