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Old 12-06-2005, 06:53 AM   #1
vinay696
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Question Which Version of linux supports a SATA Harddisk


Hi

I have tried Mandric and RED HAT Linux, but they don't seem to suppport my Harddisk(with SATA port)

Please help me, i would like to know which version would work on my computer, or , is there an other way of installing the drivers

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Vinay S Reddy
 
Old 12-06-2005, 07:13 AM   #2
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Actually it's not the distro but the kernel. Any distro that offers the 2.6 kernel should have SATA support. However if you have an nVIDIA mobo with SATA you will have to get your drivers from nVIDIA's website. These drivers are proprietary and afaik they are not included in the 2.6 kernel.


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Old 12-06-2005, 11:57 AM   #3
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Good reason to avoid an nVIDIA motherboard!

Thanks for the heads-up. I'm about to be shopping for a new motherboard and I'll be sure not to do business with nVIDIA!

I already returned a video-card bought from them for this reason; I didn't realize that it was company-wide policy.
 
Old 12-06-2005, 12:00 PM   #4
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Good reason to avoid an nVIDIA motherboard!

Thanks for the heads-up. I'm about to be shopping for a new motherboard and I'll be sure not to do business with nVIDIA!

I already returned a video-card bought from them for this reason; I didn't realize that it was company-wide policy.
Please do not mix up the NVIDIA video cards (good with respect to Linux) with motherboards using the NVIDIA chipset (less hospitable to Linux).
 
Old 12-06-2005, 12:36 PM   #5
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I've got MDV06 installed on a SATA drive fine.
 
Old 12-06-2005, 12:50 PM   #6
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I have seen at least on post (somewhere) to the effect that Nvidia is generally uncooperative with the Linux / Open Source community. I don't have facts, but it's on my research list---you know, the "someday I'll look into this" list....
 
Old 12-06-2005, 01:15 PM   #7
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ok.. to give a little facts about Nvidia drivers/hardware for Linux here.

ready?

Fact:
Nvidia drivers are indeed closed source, but most distro builders repackage these drivers into their distro by default for you to select.. If this is not the case on your distro, no worries, just download the driver from nvidia's site and run it from console. Installation is a breeze if you have the kernel sources installed for the kernel you're running.

Fact:
Nvidia drivers on linux *made by nvidia* are very good quality drivers.
In comparison to ATI drivers this is 100% the case anyway.

Fact:
Nvidia Nforce chipsets are infact added to the 2.6 kernels.
You just need to add Nvidia SATA support to the kernel to get it running.
*i use this without any problem at all on a box with a GA-k8nf-9 board, wich has the Nforce 4 chipset*

cheers..

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Old 12-06-2005, 01:36 PM   #8
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Good reason to avoid an nVIDIA motherboard!
We want to encourage hardware companies to make drivers for Linux, not boycott them for doing so, having closed drivers whilst not everyone's ideal is much, much better than having no drviers at all
 
Old 12-07-2005, 06:03 PM   #9
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phil.d.g

I agree. I have an eVGA nVIDIA video card and I love it. It was much less of a hassle to install the nVIDIA drivers compared to the ATI drivers.


teebones

Thanks for those facts.



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Old 01-16-2008, 07:14 AM   #10
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Smile two sata HDs on Simply Mepis 6.5

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I've got MDV06 installed on a SATA drive fine.
Hello! My other sata drive has been renewed on warrenty.Running Shuttle sb81p, Intel motherboard with pentium4.Problem: my bios dont recognize my renewed sata hd.
Mepis is running on the other and is ok.Initially I made a dual boot with xp on the drive running ok now.Sata was installed when I had xp only.
How can I recognize my second sata drive?
Thanks in advance for any help on this

Al of Norway
 
Old 01-16-2008, 07:50 AM   #11
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Hello! My other sata drive has been renewed on warrenty.Running Shuttle sb81p, Intel motherboard with pentium4.Problem: my bios dont recognize my renewed sata hd.
Mepis is running on the other and is ok.Initially I made a dual boot with xp on the drive running ok now.Sata was installed when I had xp only.
How can I recognize my second sata drive?
Thanks in advance for any help on this

Al of Norway
I would advise you not to post in a thread that is over 2 years old and was focussed on a somewhat different issue.

Do you have both SATA drives on the same controller? In the BIOS setup menu, only one is visible? Try connecting just one at a time, to see if that makes any difference.
 
Old 01-16-2008, 10:27 AM   #12
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Smile Thanks to pixellany!

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I would advise you not to post in a thread that is over 2 years old and was focussed on a somewhat different issue.

Do you have both SATA drives on the same controller? In the BIOS setup menu, only one is visible? Try connecting just one at a time, to see if that makes any difference.
Both sata drives are on the same controller. Driver was installed initially while installing xp pressing f6 at the right time. Only one is visible in the bios. I am afraid of loosing connection to the working drive if I disconnect it , and not being able to restore it. I was looking for another solution than running the "f6" again. I will look into the bios to see if I can do other choices at the non seen HD.

Thanks again for your help!

Al of Norway
 
Old 01-16-2008, 12:52 PM   #13
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Smile problem solved !

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Originally Posted by albertog View Post
Both sata drives are on the same controller. Driver was installed initially while installing xp pressing f6 at the right time. Only one is visible in the bios. I am afraid of loosing connection to the working drive if I disconnect it , and not being able to restore it. I was looking for another solution than running the "f6" again. I will look into the bios to see if I can do other choices at the non seen HD.

Thanks again for your help!

Al of Norway
Problem solved! My SD slot with a memory stick in it had taken the address of the HD.

AL of Norway
 
  


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