Slack 10 kernel 2.4.26 Intel ICH5 SATA
I seem to be having trouble with serial ATA. Basically this is how my system is setup: Intel D865PERL mobo, P4 2.4GHz, 1GB Ram, on-board ICH5 integrated SATA controller, WD2000JD SATA HD. Like the subject says I'm using kernel 2.4.26 with Slackware 10. Yes, i know the distro contains kernel 2.6.7, but, I opted not to use it. I have Slack installed on a 20GB ATA-66 hard drive. All im trying to do is mount my WD drive in Slack so I can get to my Windoze XP files. When I boot into Slack with the SATA drive connected it just hangs. Stops at loading ide-drivers or something. I noticed during boot it shows the WD drive as "hdx" (not x but i dont remember right now, should say sdx right?). When I power down and disconnect the drive everything works fine but obviously I cant get to my files 'cause the drive is not connected. I have been reading that the 2.4.26 kernel does not support the ICH5 (obviously). Can someone guide me here? I also read that 2.4.27 does not support ICH5. Ahhhhhh.. im pulling my hair out. After I get this solved i will try to boot using the NT loader which seems pretty simple. bootsect.lnx ... thats about it. It would have really sucked if I tried to install on the WD to begin with but thats not what im trying to do so it doesnt really matter. Anyway if someone could point me in the right direction it would be appreciated.
(Another) Update !! Solved
Well I got enough guts to go ahead and install kernel 2.6.7... Yup.. It recognizes my SATA dirve (although only ATA-133.. oh well) _AND_ I have the ability to boot into Slack using the NT loader. This is really working out great. I LOVE LINUX!!! Thanks to everyone for not replying (I mean it in a good way). I goes to show that if you dig deep enough you can get it done yourself. Oh.. did I say.. I LOVE LINUX.. yeah.. I already did.. It's worth it to say over and over again.!!