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    Question Installing FC5 in SATA Hard drive

    I am new to linux.
    My System configuration :

    processor:AMDAthlon 64 bit
    MBoard:AZUZ A8V-MX-UAYKZ VIA K8M800chipset
    Samsung Palo SATA HDD
    BIOS version 0405

    I have got a window partition of which 7 GB is formatted for LINUX.
    I have downloaded FC-5-x86_64-DVD.iso .When i tried to install
    the following eror was shown

    No Drives found

    An error has occured-no valid devices where foundon whichto create new file systems.Please check your hardware for the cause of ths problem.

    Do anybody knows whether this version supports SATA HDD?if not please suggest a version(Both server edition and home edition) which supports SATA HDD and 64 bit procesor.

    Thanks in Advance

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    Linux Guru Juan Pablo's Avatar
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    Mar 2006
    Try using some of this options in the "boot: " prompt

    linux ide=nodma

    linux acpi=off

    linux i8042.nomux

    linux acpi=off apm=off

    linux nofb
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    Linux Guru antidrugue's Avatar
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    Oct 2005
    Montreal, Canada
    I see you posted on the Fedora Forums about this issue as well (your thread).

    Did you try setting your SATA controller (in the BIOS) to "compatibility mode" (perhaps called "legacy mode") ?

    There are a few more things you can try here :

    Using different boot parameters (F1 at installation prompt to know them) can be a good idea too, as suggested by Juan Pablo.
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