• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic

HELP: SATA Hard Disk & Red Hat 9.0  RSS feed

 
Azam Bukhari
Ranch Hand
Posts: 58
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
we recently got some new machines (Pentium 4, Intel 865 gbf chipset motherboard) with 80 GB SATA - HDD installed in them.
now we had planned to install two OS on them i.e Win 2K & LINUX 9.0 (RHat), as far as win 2K is concerned everything works fine but when I start installing LinuX 9.0 it doesn't detect my hard drive.,

I had already gone thru few forums what they suggest is to recompile the kernel version 2.6.2 for solving this problem...first of all unless & until I don't Install Linux how can I compile the KERNEL plus even if we can the only problem left is I am too new to LINUX!!!

Please anyone, who can help will be a doin a great favour to mankind!!
 
Guy Allard
Ranch Hand
Posts: 776
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Since you indicated RedHat, I think you will have to go to Fedora Core 2 before you can install directly to SATA drive(s).

Even then, I believe it will depend on which SATA chipset you have (and perhaps how the drives are configured ... RAID e.g.).

I would try to get bootstrapped up on one machine, get that working and stable, then use a remote install for the others.

First step is to get a FC2 install CD, boot it and see if it recognizes your drive(s).

If it does *not* you have a lot more work to do.

Do some google searches on this subject - a lot of folks are trying to deal with it.

Guy
 
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!