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    Mandrake SATA drivers problem -> different questions!!


    i've read a load of topics and replies on this problem.

    dvd in; starting instaling and then the screen shows:
    "disk/ide|scsi|hardware_raid|firewire card Nvidia corp."
    then, it asks me to choose another driver from a list and doesn't work too.

    I know this problem happens because mandrake couldn't find any
    drives do access my SATA drive.

    My motherboard is a A8N-SLI deluxe.
    It has a Silicon Image 3114R RAID controller. The HDD is a Seagate 160GB Serial ATA.

    i posted this because, now, i just want to know how to put the damn
    driver on the f*cking floppy and then pass it do mandrake to
    finally start rocking on linux!

    first question: if i have the driver on a floppy can it be in a
    folder when i try to use it?? or can it be anywhere on the floppy as
    long as it is in ext2?

    second question:
    http://www.siliconimage.com/support/...=1&sataraid=0&
    this is the page of drivers of 3114.
    i have no ideia what driver i need!

    32 bit linux for a 64 bit amd? that combination isn't here.
    so what can i do? install the 64bit mandrake and try a 64bit driver?
    but i think that that has even less drivers for the rest of the
    devices!!

    i've checked www.opendrivers.com and found the same results.
    the search was "3114 linux": all 64bit linux drivers or only for amd
    32 bits.

    should a 32 bit amd "only" driver work on a amd 64? help me!

    thanks

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    Asus itself provides drivers for that chip:

    http://www.asus.com/support/download...ux.zip~zaqwedc

    Problem is, the zip file only contains Suse and Fedora drivers. There are some docs included in the zip file that might give you a starting point, however, so it's probably a worthwhile download.

    Also, have you tried passing the installer the noapic or acpi=off parameters at boot? That helps with a lot of install issues.

    I seem to remember hearing somewhere that trying a text-based install helps with this issue, but don't hold me to that.
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    thanks for the reply.

    yeah i've seen that too. i think it's exactly the same driver on the silicon site

    well i guess i'll have to give up mandrake 32 bits. either fedora, suse, or mandrake 64.

    is there anyone with a A8N-SLI ou with a motherboard with a silicon 3114 controler that have actually instaled linux? please just reply here how and whichdistribution.

    thanks!!

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    there is absolutly no one with a 3114 silicon sata controler who has installed linux on this forum??

    i am doomed.

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    Linux and SATA

    Quote Originally Posted by rante
    there is absolutly no one with a 3114 silicon sata controler who has installed linux on this forum??

    i am doomed.
    I've had similar problems finding a distro that supported my RAID/SATA controlers. I tested the "Live" SimplyMepis. It worked with my SiS 180/181 chips on an ASUS P4S800D-E board. I now am playing with the hd version which can be installed from the "Live" cd. Don't know about your controlers.

    Good luck, Dr Bill

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    Same problem

    I am having the same problem: Same AMD64, ASUS MB but VIA VT8237A SATA 2 controller. Mandriva 2007 just can't find a driver that works. Ubuntu 6.xx has no trouble. I also can't find anyone who knows how to tell the Mandriva installer how to find the driver which just happens to be included with the ASUS MB. Lots of help finding a driver but no help actually getting it installed. Must be someone out there who knows how???

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    Hi, FlyDiver

    Please start a new thread because this one is more than 2 years old, and too old to be bringing back to the top.

    Thanks...

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