Installing Linux on a SATA drive

Geting SATA drives working with Linux

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Installing Linux on a SATA drive

Posted 26 September 2005 - 04:56 PM

Ok, my system is like this:

Primary ATA controller
120GB HD (drive G: in windows)
Toshibe CD-ROM drive (E:)

Secondary ATA Controller
SONY DVD-RW Drive (F:)
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3rd SATA Controller
120GB SATA HD (C: NTFS)

4th SATA Controller
120GB SATA HD (D: NTFS)


Bios is setup to boot from Floppy, CD-ROM, 3rd SATA Controller HD.

Bios has enhanced SATA control enabled.

Windows XP Pro boots/works fine.

Linux install/boot has major problems with IRQ 11 and doesn't see any hard drives.

I have been able to get the Knoppix environmnet to load, but it doesn't see any hard drives either.

What am I doing wrong to get the Linux to install??

Randy

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Re: Installing Linux on a SATA drive

Posted 26 September 2005 - 07:30 PM

What distro are you trying to install?


And are you sure knoppix is not seeing them, sata will be attached to the harddrive as /dev/sda instead of IDE /dev/hda
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