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Hello everyone. Although this may appear to be more of a hardware question than a Linux question, it'll circle around. I'm trying to build a server out of the following: ...
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    Linux hardware driver help


    Hello everyone.
    Although this may appear to be more of a hardware question than a Linux question, it'll circle around. I'm trying to build a server out of the following:
    • AMD Athlon 1GHZ CPU
    • 1GB RAM
    • ASUS a7v133 motherboard (BIOS version 1004)
    • initio inic1620 s-ata adapter (PCI into the motherboard)
    • Maxtor Basics SATA II/300 1TB HDD

    I want to install Linux on it. My issue is that my installation doesn't detect the hard drive. At first I thought this was just a Linux thing, but it's happening with Windows and BSD installers too.

    The issue appears to surround the fact that I don't have a Linux driver for the initio inic1620. I tried to search but found nothing. Does anyone know if there are any Linux drivers for this device? Any other suggestions?

    Your help is GREATLY appreciated.

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    Which linux distro u tried .. try centos or RHEL 5
    Regards
    David Anand
    -->Success is the list of failures ...!!!

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    I tried the following OS options
    • Windows xp & 2003
    • Ubuntu 8.04
    • Centos 5
    • FreeBSD 7
    • ESXi
    All have 100% failure.

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    Is the hdd display on bios ? did u check the cable ? if so if you feel
    the driver issue ..insert the adapter cad on some other machine and try configuring on a existing windows based os ..if the disks detect ...please post the result
    Regards
    David Anand
    -->Success is the list of failures ...!!!

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