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hi everybody i m a new linux user...recently i bought a computer with SATA hard disk, ASUS motherboard...whenever i try installing linux..it asks for SATA drivers which i don't have...i ...
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    installing RedHat linux in SATA hdd


    hi everybody

    i m a new linux user...recently i bought a computer with SATA hard disk, ASUS motherboard...whenever i try installing linux..it asks for SATA drivers which i don't have...i tried to find out in internet but don't understatnd what to download and from where...i m in deep trouble...can anyone please help me out...
    thanx in anticipation

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    which version of RH are you using? Only the newer versions can communicate with sata based drives. If you like RH based distros, try Fedora Core 4.

    See this page for more info on sata status under linux: http://linuxmafia.com/faq/Hardware/sata.html

    But for general ease of use, try a newer distro as it comes with the sata drivers enabled.
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    Yeah, just try fedora.

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    You could also try a distribution based on Redhat Enterprise Linux, such as CentOS.
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    Re: installing RedHat linux in SATA hdd

    Quote Originally Posted by ritu
    hi everybody

    i m a new linux user...recently i bought a computer with SATA hard disk, ASUS motherboard...whenever i try installing linux..it asks for SATA drivers which i don't have...i tried to find out in internet but don't understatnd what to download and from where...i m in deep trouble...can anyone please help me out...
    thanx in anticipation
    Hey ritu Even FC3 works with SATA drives,you have to compile support for SATA in the linux kernel.

    Rohit B
    http://www.kiraninfotech.com

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    Re: installing RedHat linux in SATA hdd

    Quote Originally Posted by kiraninfotech_in
    Hey ritu Even FC3 works with SATA drives,you have to compile support for SATA in the linux kernel.

    Rohit B
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    I was able to install Fedora Core 3 and 4 onto my SATA drives out of the box, with no kernel recompilation.
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    Oh and dont use raid on the controlers
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    No update on RH9 for supporting SATA HDDs? Any form of update available anywhere?

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    @ musikmaniac
    read the previous posts, it clearly states that because RH9 uses the 2.4 kernels, there is no sata support by default. The solution is to try a newer distro as again was said in the previous posts.
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