Linux with SATA

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  1. sandeepkochhar

    sandeepkochhar New Member

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    I want to know that is there any version of Linux supporting SATA HDD. I ve heard that Linux doesn't support SATA drives. My PC config is:

    AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+
    512 DDR2 RAM
    Gigabyte GA-M51GM (Nvdia 6100 based)
    200 GB Hitachi SATA-2 HDD

    Plz suggest me a version of Linux good enough for this configuration.
    Thanx
     
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    Ramakrishnan The Researcher

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    Lots of recent distros work with SATA. Whichever fool told you that linux doesn't work with SATA must be still living in 20th century.
     
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    Yeah there are some fools going around spreading superstitions about what linux really is. I wouldnt be surprised it Linux gets marked as a worm by them either.
    All distros worth thier salt support SATA and whatever they say it doesnt support.
     
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    @Sandeep, all the latest Linux distros support SATA. You can try Ubuntu 6.06, Fedora Core 5,
    Suse 10.1 or Mandriva 2006
    Linux. Any of these will do.
     
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    fedora core too!

    i have tried my seagate HDD with ubutu 5.10,6.06 & fc5 allworked out of box even u dont need to install drivers from floppy:)
     
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    thanx for ur replies. Infact I tried old distros like Suse 9.1, Mandrake 10 etc and they didn't work. So someone told me Linux is not compatible with SATA. I will try newer versions now.
     
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    Older versions do work too but you will have to recompile the kernel and add SATA support to it. That's it.
     
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    well i have installed Mandrake 10 and it worked for me without any trouble
     
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