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?
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
i've checked www.opendrivers.com and found the same results.
the search was "3114 linux": all 64bit linux drivers or only for amd
should a 32 bit amd "only" driver work on a amd 64? help me!