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Old 08-11-2007, 10:22 AM   #1
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Mandriva installer problems

Hello everyone,
I tried to install Mandriva 2007 free today.It loads sata_sil drivers for SATA controller interfaces and asks me if I have any other interfaces.On saying "no" it stops the installation saying no partitions found to install mandriva.It gives a list of drivers to load but I dont know which to choose.I have an MSI MS-7191 motherboard ,AMD Athlon 64 3000+ CPU,NVidia GeForce 7300GT Graphics card,1GB DDR RAM and a Seagate 160GB SATA hard disk.How can I continue with the installation?I have not faced such a problem in either opensuse 10.2 or fedora 7.
Old 08-11-2007, 10:43 AM   #2
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I'll assume you are using the Spring version.

You might need to use a generic driver rather than a specific driver for older hardware. So, say you have a model would then use the driver for #3000 series.
Old 08-11-2007, 10:52 AM   #3
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Yes I am using the spring version.How do I select the generic driver?Will using the generic drivers affect performance in anyway?But my hard disk is a new one.It is a SATA hard disk.Still it is not detected
Old 08-11-2007, 10:57 AM   #4
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Try passing 'all-generic-ide' as a kernel parameter during booting.
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Old 08-11-2007, 12:00 PM   #5
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Sorry. I'm a bit off today... newer you say... Sometimes, the newer models don't yet have a specific driver. So, pick the driver closest to what you have (may be generic).


I thought these might help you:

This gives you a step-by-step explanation of a graphic install of Mandriva Spring.
If you go to page two, you will see an example of selecting a generic monitor.

Mandriva Release Notes (Wiki) is here.

You can also look at supported hardware lists. I believe there is one on the forums.
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