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Hey all, running f7 on an older compaq desktop, just finished putting together a nice new PC with the following; ASUS m/b (p5ld2) w/ intel 3.2 cedar mill 1gig ram ...
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    Unhappy Can't even get started... initial pata errors... HELP!


    Hey all, running f7 on an older compaq desktop, just finished putting together a nice new PC with the following;
    ASUS m/b (p5ld2) w/ intel 3.2 cedar mill
    1gig ram
    160 sata wd drive
    Also 160gb IDE & HP DVD writer (IDE)
    256mb nvidea, and other exciting things.

    BIOS seems to see all devices, have sata settings set to [standard ide] in enhanced mode. (have tried other ways), but that should be correct.

    F7DVD boot, I get the nice balloons, then install. After the initial start, the blue screen pops with;
    LOADING SCSI DRIVER
    Loading pata_it821x driver
    and just hangs there.

    Is there anything I can do at the boot level to disable, or change to make this boot correctly as this is a sata device, not even sure why pata is even showing!!

    Thanks.
    Lance

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    this will not load any modules and i guess it starts in text mode
    but you can neatly troubleshoot and select the drivers u want
    All auto-detection will be disabled (including network drivers) and you must load the drivers of modules manually.

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    Hey,
    Check if any setting are there in BIOS setting for the motherboard. Something like Enhanced" for PATA/SATA device (I think) and toggle them. After making this change Installtion process may able to detect drivers and install it sucessfully.
    Or
    *Check which SATA controller you're using.
    *Get a Linux driver disk(floppy) from their website(if they have one).
    *Place the floppy in its drive but boot from the CD(if your bios doesn't support this, just insert the floppy after it found the CD)
    *Next boot like this:
    linux dd
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