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    Sata help


    Hi!
    I would like to know if there is a distro with sata drivers already on it
    that helps to boot from a Sata HDD without always asking me to push F1?
    Or which distro has a downloadable driver that really works?
    Thanks a lot!

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    This feature as nothing to do with any distro. It is only related to Linux Kernel you are using.

    In fact, I never had a problem with my SATA drives on any of those distros: Fedora Core 4, Ubuntu 5.10, Debian 3.1, Mandriva 2005, Arch, and a few others.

    Any Kernel 2.6 would work flawlessly (never tested below 2.6.8 with SATA though).

    Push F1 to boot? That sounds much more like a BIOS problem. You get ask to push F1 because the BIOS as encoutered an error with one of your devices. Upgrade your BIOS, or just check the settings.
    "To express yourself in freedom, you must die to everything of yesterday. From the 'old', you derive security; from the 'new', you gain the flow."

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    Thanks a lot Antidrugue , i'll do that then.

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