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Old 03-27-2005, 08:48 PM   #1
Hugh Akston
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slack 10.1 install on sata dvd-rom

I recently got a dell dimension 4700 which comes with SATA for the
devices. I had an ide drive and put in an ATA controller card and it
works good. The cd boots on restart and gets me to the setup page.
When I select source and cd then it searches but never finds anything
to install from. The dvd rom in the bios reads as PATA-0 on the menu.
Can you give some clue as to how to make it work with slackware 10.1?

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Old 03-27-2005, 09:47 PM   #2
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I tried installing of partition hda1, I selected full and in one second it said the install was finished, which was strange because I know it takes longer than that, and I tried to boot it from grub with

###Original name: 10.1 Slackware###
title 10.1 Slackware
root (hd0,6)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda7 ro hdd=scsi

but it wont boot
Old 03-27-2005, 09:57 PM   #3
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i checked the partition and there are just some tmp my guess is that the install didnt go through. Im going to try to mess with the path maybe it will work
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Unhappy Slackware 10.2 Install with SATA DVD-RW Drive

I'm having similar problems with a Slackware 10.2 installation using a SATA DVD-R/RW dirve. Here's the hardware involved:

Asus P5S800-VM Mobo (w/onboard video & SATA -- SiS 661FX/964 Chipsets; BIOS version 1012 -- current)
Seagate 7200.8 300GB SATA Hard Drive
Plextor PX-712SA DVD-R/W Drive (Firmware v1.07 -- current)
Sony 3.5" FDD

Yes, both my HDD and DVD-R/W are SATA drives

I can boot from my Slackware 10.2 CDs and from the floppies. I tried using the sata.i as well as the test26.s images. I successfully partitioned my 300GB SATA Segate HDD and formatted the partitions. However, when I try to install Slackware 10.2, my DVD-R/W cannot be found.

A couple notes re: the BIOS settings on the P5S800-VM:

onBoard SATA Support: Native Mode (Other options are RAID and Disable)
Plug-n-Play OS: Yes (I've also tried No)

So, I can boot from the Slack CDs, but cannot install. Is there some kind of instruction I can pass to the kernel so my DVD-R/W will be seen by the setup program?


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