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Shneids 04-14-2005 10:08 PM

Can't install RH9
 
I just bought this new computer with the following specs:

IntelŪ 925x Express
IntelŪ PentiumŪ 4 processor 3.00GHz/800
512MB DDR2 400 (2x256)
ATI Entry 2D PCI-E
80GB Serial ATA/150 (7200rpm)
Integrated Serial ATA with Raid 0 or 1 capability
48X CD-RW Drive
Integrated AC97 audio
Integrated Broadcom 5751 10/100/1000 for HP (PCI Express)
USB optical scroll mouse
HP standard PS/2 keyboard

It current has XP Pro on it, but I want a Linux OS on it to build my web server. I tried installing RH9 onto the hard drive, but RH can't find the drive, and I don't know where to find a driver for it. Please Help!!!

Thoreau 04-14-2005 11:46 PM

Please read this thread for an idea:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=311875

caruso 04-15-2005 02:45 AM

Hi,

ihad the same problem with SuSE 9.0. I found som documents on the SuSE-supportpage: http://support.novell.com/cgi-bin/se...4/01/sata.html
I hope itīs helpful.

Another way could be to use an IDE-drive as boot-drive.

Greets

Caruso

JaBa 04-15-2005 06:05 AM

The kernel version in Redhat 9 is 2.4.20-20.9 and has no support for S-ATA.

If you want to use RH9 you will have to install it first on a IDE or SCSI harddisk then upgrade your kernel to 2.6.
After this you will have to clone your IDE/SCSI hd by mirroring it to the S-ATA hd and then you will be able to use it (don't forget to change the devicenames in your bootloader)...

Shneids 04-15-2005 12:29 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by JaBa
The kernel version in Redhat 9 is 2.4.20-20.9 and has no support for S-ATA.

If you want to use RH9 you will have to install it first on a IDE or SCSI harddisk then upgrade your kernel to 2.6.
After this you will have to clone your IDE/SCSI hd by mirroring it to the S-ATA hd and then you will be able to use it (don't forget to change the devicenames in your bootloader)...


Thanks for your help. I'm still pretty new to Linux, so i'm sure i'll be back for some help on the cloning thing. I was hoping to use Gentoo, but I'm having trouble with the emerge part of the kernel. It tries to download somthing and since it doesn't recognize the NIC, it can't do anything.

So I could use some help with that, or is there a distro that already has the kernel that would be bette than RH9?

AnXa 04-19-2005 02:00 AM

You should use Fedora Core 2 or 3, those ones at least here are finding correct SATA drivers and they work correctly. :)

And for Gentoo, it supports NIC, but configuring is littlebit tricky. Ask that thing from gentoo forums.
And just emerge gentoo-dev-kernel or what ever 2.6 is called now. Then configure it and compile it. Do not use genkernel if you have at least littlebit of knowlege about configuring kernel. GenKernel provides a slow and big kernel, but it may also leave some options you might need from being compiled.

reddazz 04-19-2005 02:19 AM

Fedora core 3 would probably be the best because Fedora core 2 support is going to be moved to legacy soon.

Shneids 04-19-2005 08:11 AM

I got help via the forums from gentoo.org, and I was able to move past the emerge part. I used genkernel because i had absolutely no clue about config the kernel. I just need to get GRUB to work now and i think i'm set. Thanks all for the help!!


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