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From reading alot of posts on here im managed to guess that the reason why Fedora 4 wont install on my machine is because i have two bad things...an ASUS ...
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    FC4 on a SATA Based Setup


    From reading alot of posts on here im managed to guess that the reason why Fedora 4 wont install on my machine is because i have two bad things...an ASUS MB and a SATA setup. Sys as follows.
    ASUS P5AD2-E Premium
    1*80g on SATA Controller
    2*80g on SATA RAID Controller RAID 1

    Im always getting the error message of "VFS error".

    Is there a driver or a way installing Fedora Core 4 on SATA drives??

    Or do you think i have a different problem???

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    Do you have windows installed on the sata raid partitions? If so, I don't think one can install two OS's on a raided partition.
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    My windows partition is the single drive. The raid partition is used for my games and other junk.

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    Re: FC4 on a SATA Based Setup

    Quote Originally Posted by TheJuGGla
    two bad things...an ASUS MB and a SATA setup. Sys as follows.
    ASUS P5AD2-E Premium
    1*80g on SATA Controller
    2*80g on SATA RAID Controller RAID 1

    ...

    Is there a driver or a way installing Fedora Core 4 on SATA drives??

    Or do you think i have a different problem???
    Yes, it is possible (and quite easy IMO) to install Linux distributions on non-RAID Serial ATA harddrives. Getting it to work on a RAID-configured drive is apparently quite difficult however. There have been numerous threads about this, but I don't think to date I've seen anyone actually get it working...
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    Re: FC4 on a SATA Based Setup

    Quote Originally Posted by techieMoe
    Yes, it is possible (and quite easy IMO) to install Linux distributions on non-RAID Serial ATA harddrives. Getting it to work on a RAID-configured drive is apparently quite difficult however. There have been numerous threads about this, but I don't think to date I've seen anyone actually get it working...
    Ok that sounds promising. Any tip on getting it to run the install?? Because i think once i jump that hurdle i should be on the right side of the fence so to speak. If you could lend a hand thatd be sweet!

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    Re: FC4 on a SATA Based Setup

    Quote Originally Posted by TheJuGGla
    Ok that sounds promising. Any tip on getting it to run the install?? Because i think once i jump that hurdle i should be on the right side of the fence so to speak. If you could lend a hand thatd be sweet!
    Ok. Well, to get it installed on mine I had my drives hooked up as regular drives with no RAID configuration. The installer picked them up a SCSI harddrives (/dev/sda and /dev/sdb if i remember correctly).
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    Thanks for the tip. Disabled all my raid "controllers" but still no luck. Just a query what motherboard are you using?? Unfortunately i have an unfriendly ASUS board i think. Might be time to hit ebay and see how much i can flog it off for!

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    I'm using an ASUS K8V-X, socket 754 AMD64 with onboard VIA K8T800 chipset, VIA 8237 SATA controller if I'm not mistaken.
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    Well there goes the ASUS badgering! thanks for that. Ive actually found a release that boots and finds everything! OpenSUSE 10.0. No more FC4 after six different releases ive found one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheJuGGla
    Well there goes the ASUS badgering! thanks for that. Ive actually found a release that boots and finds everything! OpenSUSE 10.0. No more FC4 after six different releases ive found one!
    Congrats. Sometimes just swapping distros can solve a lot of problems.
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