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Re: Install FC3 on SATA (ASRock P4V88 - Chipset VIA 8237)



I've had no problems with the VIA 8237 chipset and SATA Hard Drives
with Fedora Core 2 or 3.  This was on DFI motherboards.

On 4/28/05, Scot L. Harris <webid cfl rr com> wrote:
> On Thu, 2005-04-28 at 10:35, Scott Pearson wrote:
> 
> > Don't know about FC3, but the first Fedora release you needed to format
> > your SATA drive first before Fedora would recognize it.   Since I was,
> > and still am, running a dual boot Linux/Win2k machine,  it was no
> > problem to format it using Windows back then, which the gentleman you
> > are replying to apparently has done, as he appears to be replacing or
> > trying to replace WinXP with Linux.  You may need to use something else
> > to format it if you don't have access to a Win box to do it with.  There
> > are a variety of tools out there to do that.  How many are free I don't
> > know.
> 
> A couple of months ago I built a system using a ASUS P5GD2 Deluxe
> motherboard that had two different SATA chipsets.  The Silicon 3114R
> chipset worked just fine, I was able to install FC3 to brand new
> harddrives on that controller no problems.
> 
> The other chipset did not appear to see the SATA drives.  I think that
> problem may have been a bios setting for doing a fast scan on that bus.
> I have since disabled that but have not tried attaching any drives to
> that controller again.
> 
> I did get a recommendation to not use SATA DVD drives.  Apparently at
> that time there were some possible issues with the system seeing them
> correctly and being able to boot from them.
> 
> So the main thing to check IMHO is the particular SATA chip set that
> your board has.  If it is supported in the kernel you should be OK at
> this time.
> 
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> Scot L. Harris
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> 
> Yow!  Did something bad happen or am I in a drive-in movie??
> 
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