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?
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.