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Installing RH Linux 9 on SATA HDD

By venu8199 ·
My PC consist of Intel 915 chipset motherboard, with 3 Ghz processor and Western Digital SATA hard drive, for windows installation it is fine and speed is very fast but while installing linux either mandrake 9/redhat 9.0 it doesn't go well and give the message that an error occured. No hard drive found. So for this linux installation what will be my bios setting and one thing more in the begining pc unable to recognise the hard drive but any how this problem is shorted out but linx installation is still a problem for me please suggest.

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by Nico Baggus In reply to Installing RH Linux 9 on ...

At least the kernel that is delivered with RH9
doesn't know about sata..., that would explain
the missing disk... It just cant find a IDE/SCSI
controller. (kernel 2.4.20 that is)
Kernel 2.4.26 at least knows about sata...
Kernels of 2.6 should know about sata
controllers.

Try a more recent unix: mandrake^H^H^Hiva 10, or
White Box linux (RHEL 3, without the support
contract, or a live CD like gentoo, knoopix of
[k]ubuntu.

kind regards,
Nico

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by adraina.lima In reply to

From where i can download White Box linux for mandrake linux...
Please provide the link , if possible..

Thanks,,,,

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by jmgarvin In reply to Installing RH Linux 9 on ...

RH9 and the 2.4.20 kernel don't know about SATA. You need to get a more modern distro like:
<a href="http://www.fedora.redhat.com">Fedora Core 3</a>
<a href="http://www.gentoo.org">Gentoo</a>
<a href="http://www.ubuntu.com">Ubuntu</a>

What are you planning on using this box for? If you need this for a business server I would suggest:
<a href="http://www.redhat.com">Red Hat Enterprise 4</a>

Long story short: You need the 2.6.* kernel or the 2.4.30 (latest stable that actually should detect SATA on setup).

If you are dead set on RH9, install it on a IDE drive, get the newer kernel, the SATA drivers, and all the dependencies you need and then network install the image from that machine to your SATA machine.

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by mohkris77_amu In reply to Installing RH Linux 9 on ...

please send solution for installing redhat linux 9 on sata harddisk

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by mohkris77_amu In reply to Installing RH Linux 9 on ...

please send solution for installing redhat linux 9 on sata harddisk

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by shyamswaroop In reply to Installing RH Linux 9 on ...

Installing SUSE 9.1 / SUSE 9.2 Could Solve All Your issues.HP Desktop D7100 Series Comes with Preloaded SUSE 9.2 Desktop Edition.

HP D7100 Model Comes with a SATA HDD

Probably That Should Solve Your Problem verymuch

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by quocdatlieu In reply to Installing RH Linux 9 on ...

lacks of dirver for SATA HDD
You have to support fdd driver by pressing F2 from setup Linux screen

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hwo do you do that

by abhishekjha.18 In reply to

I didn't understant your reply???? what actually happens when i press F2. could you explain me that? please

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by sachinr2fun In reply to Installing RH Linux 9 on ...

Red hat linux donot support sata hard disk you can install linux on Pata hard disk.

Also some hp laptop doesnot support linux installation.

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by sachinr2fun In reply to Installing RH Linux 9 on ...

Red hat linux donot support sata hard disk you can install linux on Pata hard disk.

Also some hp laptop doesnot support linux installation.

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