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My PC Configuration is AMD Athlon 2800+ 64 bit Processor ASUS K8S-MX Motherboard 512 MB DDR RAM Seagate 120GB SATA HDD My problem is that whenever i try to install ...
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    No HDD Problem


    My PC Configuration is
    AMD Athlon 2800+ 64 bit Processor
    ASUS K8S-MX Motherboard
    512 MB DDR RAM
    Seagate 120GB SATA HDD

    My problem is that whenever i try to install any linux distribution on my system, at the time of installation my HDD does not gets detected. Please help me out of this.

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    have you tried seeing your drive with a live cd by mounting /dev/sda1 rather than /dev/hda1?
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    I tried it, but no use. Even the live diskd could not detect my HDD. SuSE detected my SiS SATA Controller but not the HDD connected to it.

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    I know that some distros have trouble with Sata, didn't think that SuSE would. Try another distro and see if you can get it detected, the gentoo live cd is a small download and seems to detect things pretty well, plus check your bios settings, they might have something to due with the thus far poor hardware detection.
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    I tried Everything.
    I have tried Fedora Core 3, Mandrake 10.1, Ubuntu, etc.
    None of the distributions detected my HDD.
    I checked my bios. My SATA Controller is enabled.
    I cannot download any distro as i am still hung up on a dial-up.
    Any other solution???

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    Whenever i connect an IDE HDD the distros recognizes it and installs normally. But my friend who has the same SATA HDD on an Intel Motherboard has no such problems. I have my motherboards latest updates installed.

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    The main problem is that this motherboard is very Linux unfriendly. You can get it installed, but only mucking about with insmod during installation etc, but when you do you will find the the NIC doesn't work, the sound card doesnt work etc.

    I think the every latest kernels may have slightly better chances of running (if you can compile it yourself etc), but its easier just to get a new Mobo.

    For Linux, don't bother with Asus boards, they suck.

    JH

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    heres the solution to k8smx

    I have the same config as you have .... have you tried Fedora core 5? because it worked gr8 for me.... I also had problems installing ubuntu 5.x and suse 10 but then I got my hand on fedora core 5. !!blessings!! It recognized all of my hardware, my LAN card even my sata 160gb hdd ..... you wont have any problems at all installing the FC5 on Asus K8s-MX.... please try it out.......

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    i also faced the same problem with the same configuration. but Fedora 5 worked. no other version did.

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    question to bigshotjeev

    do u face any problems after installation.
    for me, the system shows a "segmentation fault" while booting.
    it also fails while loading "smartd"
    my config -> Amd athlon64 2800, Asus K8SMX, 80GB SATA HDD, 512MB DDR.

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