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Old 08-08-2005, 02:35 AM   #16
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Yes, it seems it uses ATI chipset.
It is not important for me now because SuSE 9.3 has recognised everything and I have installed it, although I am still tuning that up.
Thanks for your reply.
Old 08-16-2005, 05:00 AM   #17
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To boot off a sata drive you need a kernel version with a working sata_sil driver. That appears to be 2.6.11 or later. 2.6.12 certainly works. For the graphics use version 8.13.x of the ati-drivers and fglrxconfig to make the xorg.conf for you.

Everything works pretty much perfectly on this mobo as long as you use a recent kernel.

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Originally posted by kuhazor
I got ST20G5 xPC from Shuttle with ULi SATA RAID. With RAID off the 2 SATA drives work just fine with Linux RAID on SUSE x64 Pro 9.3. I contacted the manufacturer of the chipset and got updated drivers. The ones that came with the Suse 9.3 worked just fine too. Chipset manufacturer can usually supply you additional drivers or point you to the right direction i.e. additional boot parameters. The SATA support is a bit experimental still with some chipsets, however most of them work just fine.

You can download 64-bit SUSE free if you like to try that.

Hello! I have a ST20G5 too with a single SATA HDD installed. I'm attempting to install the SUSE Linux 9.3 Special Edition that came with the SUSE Linux 9.3 for Dummies book but it complained that I have no HDDs installed too. I tried downloading the 9.0_PatchCD.iso from SUSE's support page to no avail - the installer said that there was no driver updates on the CD that I've burnt using that iso. Any solutions?
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I've got exactly the same problem! Has anyone found a solution yet?

SUSE 9.3 Pro (x64)

Hardware Specs:
AMD Athlon64 3200+
MSI RS480M motherboard, socket 754
1Gb DDR400 RAM
Seagate Barracuda SATA 160Gb

The motherboard uses the ATI SB400 Chipset. I have tried changing every setting in the BIOS related to SATA. It hasn't helped. Does anyone know if there is another x64 distro that might support the ATI SB400 Chipset?

I hope someone finds a solution soon... I hate having to use Windows XP!
Old 09-02-2005, 03:29 AM   #20
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The problems appears to only affect that *Special Edition*... Apparently others using the Professional version are good to go...

Maybe the 9.3 Special Edition is based on an older version...


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