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    HDD problem....


    I hope someone will be able to help me this time.....
    I have an AMD Athlon 64 3000+; MB ASUS A8N-SLI; 512 DDR
    Video Card ASUS GeForce 6600 256 MB; SATA HDD Excelstor 80GB,

    I am running presently Windows XP but would like to dual boot and use Mandriva as well. My problem is that when I try to install Mandriva the PC halts, stalls, starts "hanging" just after the license
    agreement...The screen shows "installing Hard drive driver" or something like this concerning the hard drive....
    Is it possible that there is no drivers for this type of HDD???

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    Re: HDD problem....

    Quote Originally Posted by Nazty
    I hope someone will be able to help me this time.....
    I have an AMD Athlon 64 3000+; MB ASUS A8N-SLI; 512 DDR
    Video Card ASUS GeForce 6600 256 MB; SATA HDD Excelstor 80GB,
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    Is it possible that there is no drivers for this type of HDD???
    I have a very similar setup and have had no trouble installing Linux on my SATA drives, so this may just be something peculiar to Mandriva. Just out of curiosity, is your drive set up as a regular drive or is it in some sort of RAID configuration?
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    It's a regular drive.....
    Do I have to set it up through the RAID configuration to install Mandriva? I am not familiar with configuring RAID....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nazty
    It's a regular drive.....
    Do I have to set it up through the RAID configuration to install Mandriva? I am not familiar with configuring RAID....
    Oh no, just the opposite. There have been numerous posts on the forum where people had all sorts of installation problems when they tried to install Linux on a RAID-configured machine, so please don't try and configure it as such.

    It is possible that the version of Mandriva you have just doesn't like your harddrive controller (which is likely given Mandriva's bad support of Nvidia chipsets in my experience). What version of Mandriva do you have, by the way?
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    Mandriva 2005 LE....but I also tried to install an earlier version with the same result and Red Hat Linux and all the time there is only errors
    during the install!
    What's wrong?!
    Is this PC exclusively for Windows?


    I tried as well to manually start installing with the command
    linux noauto
    and after this i found in the list with drivers a HDD driver with the letters "nv" which should mean nVIDIA but nothing...
    Any suggestions?




    Red Hat v9.0

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nazty
    Mandriva 2005 LE....but I also tried to install an earlier version with the same result and Red Hat Linux and all the time there is only errors
    during the install!
    What's wrong?!
    What version of Redhat did you try? There hasn't been a new release of Redhat Linux in several years (unless you're referring to Redhat Enterprise Linux).
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    Red Hat v9.0


    Is there some distro that there is a chance to support this motherboard of mine? Can you recommend me one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nazty
    Red Hat v9.0

    Is there some distro that there is a chance to support this motherboard of mine? Can you recommend me one?
    Anything newer than Redhat 9 should be fine. I'm personally fond of CentOS (based on Redhat Enterprise Linux), but some folks are fans of Fedora Core (offers newer features but not as stable).
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    OK! Thank you, techieMoe! I'll try CentOS....I saw that there is an x86_64 version of this OS, maybe it's worth trying!

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