Discussion in 'Open Source' started by sabu_J_vallom, Nov 19, 2005.
My system is AMD Athlon 64, ASUS K8S MX, Segate 80 GB SATA
No Linux version detects HDD. Help
Which Linux Flavour are you installing
I have done this for installing FC4 on SATA HDD
1)When you boot from the cd,in the console type some rubbish and press ENTER
2)Then type linux check media and press ENTER
3)Follow everything that happens from then on
4)Install Linux in the normal way then
You need sata modules in the distro,which almost all 2.6.8>= have.Fedora 4 have some problem with intel boards...which can be sloved...also specify which model hdd...sometimes board controllers also needed to be detected.In few distros like RH/Fedora,U have the facility to give the installer the needed modules by inserting a floppy/CD containing the modules, when the installer asks whether extra modules needed to be loaded....(unfortunately i dont know where u will get those modules)....
If using Debian 'Sarge', just ive linux26 parameter which booting from CD/DVD. That will take care of everywhere.
As prakash kerala told you, Sata support need kernel 2.6 above.. There are backports available for kernel 2.4 also, but who'll get involved in all that mess right?
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