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Old 09-30-2004, 03:29 PM   #1
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Serial ATA use?


Hi, I'm a newbie; so if you could try to keep answers *relatively* simple, that'd be great.

I have only one hard drive in my machine currently, a 120 GB Western Digital serial ATA (not raptor.) I can't quite remember what the mobo sata chipset is, but I'm using onboard SATA on my Abit NF7-S.

I set aside a 10 GB partition when I installed Windows XP on the machine specifically for Linux use. Currently, it's sitting unused, unformatted, ready to run. I downloaded the two Slackware-10.0 install ISOs. From this point, from what I know, I can't just run these CDs, because they have no SATA support. Can someone walk me through from here to having a dual-boot possible Slack install on my SATA drive?
 
Old 09-30-2004, 04:08 PM   #2
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goto a slackware mirror and download the boot disk and kernel from the slackware-current for sata.i

see if that works.
 
Old 09-30-2004, 06:35 PM   #3
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use bare.i (just press enter when it asks u for kernel image), it will find SATA disk (not in raid) w/o any problem. from there cfdisk (partition the drive). setup and u have system running. visit my site (in sig ) for tutorial + support. hope this helps.
 
Old 10-01-2004, 02:19 PM   #4
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Hi, i have a DFI Lanparty NF2 with a Silicon Image 3114 controler and a Segate Barracuda serial ata drive, i was wondering if maybe you could explain a bit more, becouse i allready have my Slack10 cd and i've just download de sata.i but i dont know what to do with it :P
Im a almost compete newbie, so please help me in the simplest way u can

PD: please excuse my english ^^, im Argentinian
 
Old 10-01-2004, 06:27 PM   #5
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on your slackware CD in /bootdisks is a program called rawrite.
you use that and choose sata.i as the image file. rawrite will image a floppy disk. if you have windows use the rawritexp version. that will make your bootdisk.

then you need 2 more floppies for the rootdisk. you go to /rootdisks and use rawrite to for images install.1 and install.2

There is readmes in those folders.
 
Old 10-01-2004, 08:16 PM   #6
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One more question...will the SATA drive cause any problems with LILO? As I said, I'll be dual booting, and I can't afford something getting fucked up; I need my parents to be able to just turn on the computer and hit Windows, and me to be able to turn it on, hit a key, and get Linux.
 
Old 10-01-2004, 08:28 PM   #7
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It shouldn't get 'screwed' up (keep the colorful metaphors on irc, not here) but there is always a possibility of corruption.
 
  


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