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SATA drive not recognised during installation of Mandrakelinux 10.0 AMD 64, just purchased original retail version. I was under the impression that, unlike 9.x, 10.0 was SATA compatible. Any solution ...
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    Linux 10.0 & SATA


    SATA drive not recognised during installation of Mandrakelinux 10.0 AMD 64, just purchased original retail version. I was under the impression that, unlike 9.x, 10.0 was SATA compatible. Any solution to the problem? Here is my config :
    - CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3000+
    - Motherboard: Gigabyte K8S760M
    - Chipset: SIS 760, AMD hammer
    - HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 SATA 80013AS

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    sata compatibility depends on kernel version...kernels over 2.6.x have sata support...what kernel do you have and have you checked to activate the controller from bios?
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    The add says : "Mandrakelinux 10.0 for AMD64 Benefits:
    Faster with higher Performance : Kernel 2.6 Full - Support for AMD 64-bit architecture which is on average 20% faster than traditional 32-bit systems". Now that I have installed the package on a regular IDE drive, where do I find the particulars of the Kernel ? (sorry for my ignorance but I am newly migrating to Linux..)
    Yes, the SATA controller in the bios is enabled...
    Thanks for the help.
    Joel

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    go to /usr/src/linux and type in an konsole window make xconfig..you can select then the right modules (sata support ) for kernel..
    then recompile the kernel and halt.put the sata hard drive and boot your pc..it should work..
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    Thanks for your tip. I am out of station for a week and will work on this as soon as I get back.

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