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Hello everyone! I am trying to install Mandriva Powerpack 2006 on a 80gb SATA drive. I have drivers on a floppy for it, but I dont know how to point ...
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    Mandriva 2006 SATA DRIVER PROBLEMS


    Hello everyone!
    I am trying to install Mandriva Powerpack 2006 on a 80gb SATA drive.
    I have drivers on a floppy for it, but I dont know how to point the install to them. It searches automatically but cannot find appropriate drivers. I am going to do the whole dual boot config. Let me know! Any help is appreciated!!

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    NP

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    What errors are you getting? What SATA chipset does your motherboard use? Do you have RAID configured? I had no trouble getting Mandriva 2006 installed on my 80GB SATA drive, and I didn't need to install any drivers.
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    I am having problems, too

    It seems like every time I change motherboards, I have a problem finding the drivers. Currently, I have a Via SATA RAID controller, and the installation CD identifies the controller, and says it is installing drivers, then says drivers not found, and no hard drives found on the computer. I have two hard drives installed, a 250 Gig and a 160 Gig. Looks like I am back to Windows XP until I can find the drivers. I had just recently been able to get Linux to install through the ITE RAID card in my previous motherboard.

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    If your drives are set up in a RAID configuration, that's more than likely your problem.
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    Not set up in a RAID configuration, just as JBOD. I think the problem is finding Linux drivers for the motherboard. That was the problem with my two previous boards....about the time Linux drivers became available, I was upgrading, so have to run Linux on my old computer, but not the new one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdarel
    Not set up in a RAID configuration, just as JBOD. I think the problem is finding Linux drivers for the motherboard. That was the problem with my two previous boards....about the time Linux drivers became available, I was upgrading, so have to run Linux on my old computer, but not the new one.
    Well, best of luck. I find it odd that you'd need drivers, since the last 2 motherboards I've owned (an ASUS K8V-X, and an MSI K8T Neo-FSR, both VIA chipsets) did not need any special drivers for SATA in Linux. (They did in MS Windows, interestingly enough.)
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