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Old 09-07-2006, 11:57 PM   #1
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Sata Hard Disk

A friend of mine called me for get a help to install the slack 10.2, maybe it'll be the first one using linux that I'll know.
I tried to helped him but fdisk and cfdisk was not detecting his sata hard disk.
My new computer will come with sata hd too so i'm worried about won't be able to install it.

Could you help me?

All the best,
Old 09-08-2006, 12:37 AM   #2
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The default slackware kernel does not support SATA. You need to boot a slackware kernel what does support SATA: sata.i or test26.s

When booting from the install disc, follow the instructions and - when prompted - try either sata.i or test26.s.

Make sure that the kernel that you install is also one of these.
Old 09-08-2006, 11:46 AM   #3
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You will also need to enter "cfdisk /dev/sda" to see the SATA drive.

Slackware-current has, and Slackware-11.0 will have sata.i as default.
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thank you for the help,
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