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Old 04-19-2005, 08:59 PM   #1
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Disk can't be seen for install


Hello,

I have an AMD-64 3000+ 939 processor with SATA drives, running on the NVIDIA NV Raid chipset. I have tried several different kernels at the boot prompt, but they all fail to see the disks. Does anybody know how to load slackware with this configuration?

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Old 04-19-2005, 09:31 PM   #2
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I have a nforce4 ultra chipset with a single sata drive. And had no issue with the sata.o install kernel on Slack10.1.
As far as the raid set up you may have to do it after the install??? Not sure on that.
 
Old 04-19-2005, 09:58 PM   #3
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hi there

u first need to setup ur partition with linux FS type using fdisk
do that before runnning setup aftr the login prompt

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Old 04-20-2005, 05:38 AM   #4
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at boot, type

sata.i

then, run
Code:
fdisk /dev/sda
don't forget it's a SATA disk, you can't use hda which will probably see your CD rom drive.

cheers,

aj.
 
Old 04-20-2005, 08:33 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by masand
hi there

u first need to setup ur partition with linux FS type using fdisk
do that before runnning setup aftr the login prompt

regards
The problem is that the drives on the Nvidia controller are not being seen by Slackware. I can't fdisk something that doesn't show up. I have installed Slackware numerous times on other systems, but this one seems to be having trouble. SUSE installs fine, FreeBSD installs fine. Is there some special kernel I load? I already tried all the kernels that pressing F3 on the install offers you.

Thank you for the reply.
 
Old 04-20-2005, 08:36 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by acidjuice
at boot, type

sata.i

then, run
Code:
fdisk /dev/sda
don't forget it's a SATA disk, you can't use hda which will probably see your CD rom drive.

cheers,

aj.
Thanks for the reply. I have tried what you are suggesting (sda,sdb,sdc,sde, etc..), except, what is the [/code] you mentioned above?

Is there a way to list devices the operating system has picked up?

Regards,

Randy.
 
Old 04-20-2005, 08:57 AM   #7
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to list the devices that the system has picked up run

fdisk -l

regards
 
  


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