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 Post subject: Mandrake 9.1 SATA Issue
PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2004 7:07 pm 
Little Foot
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Hi all. My prof has told me that it would be easier to use a n00b distro to set up the initial file system, then reboot and get the rest of the install up and running from my Gentoo LiveCD. However, he gave me Mandrake 9.1, which is having issues detecting my SATA hard drive. Is there a driver on the CD that will work, or do I have to start from scratch?

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Your prof is wrong about starting with one distro and moving to another.

I doubt that Mandrake 9.1 has the drivers you need ... I know that the Gentoo LiveCD with kernel 2.6.7 detects and installs on some SATA chipsets ... it really depends on your config.


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 Post subject: Re: Mandrake 9.1 SATA Issue
PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2004 9:10 pm 
Bitchin' Fast 3D Z8000
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the butter on the muffin wrote:
Hi all. My prof has told me that it would be easier to use a n00b distro to set up the initial file system, then reboot and get the rest of the install up and running from my Gentoo LiveCD. However, he gave me Mandrake 9.1, which is having issues detecting my SATA hard drive. Is there a driver on the CD that will work, or do I have to start from scratch?

Thanks.



If you're able to use 10.1, do so. I doubt that 9.1 will have any support for SATA at all, me thinks you're better off with 10.1.

Are you trying to install Gentoo or Mandrake? If it's Mandrake, 10.1, if it's Gentoo, then you can use the Gentoo LiveCD and use their smp command to boot using the 2.6 kernel (standard gentoo command uses the 2.4 kernel) which should have SATA support.


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