I just read an article from a Knoppix author who flat out refuses to use VIA MB's.
Apparently, in his view, their PCI resource use isnt standardized, and could conflict with things like SATA
----- Original Message -----
From: Jerry Williams <jwilliam xmission com>
Date: Friday, October 27, 2006 1:44 am
Subject: VIA SATA broken?
To: fedora-list redhat com
> I have a MSI KT6 Delta motherboard with VIA SATA.
> I can boot FC6 in rescue mode, but can't seem to find my fedora
> FC5 kernel-2.6.17-1.2187_FC5 works fine.
> Can't boot kernel-2.6.18-1.2200.fc5, sees disks, but can't
> identify them.
> I am using dmraid.
> Also if I try to mount like /dev/sda6 if says it isn't a block device.
> I don't really need dmraid, but can't find enough information
> about it to
> remove it. Most of the things I have found talk about writing
> over the
> whole disk with dd to remove it and I really don't want to do that.
> So do I wait for the next kernel and hope it fixes my problems?
> Should I submit a bug report? Seems like I am not the only one
> with SATA
> How do I learn more about dmraid?
> How do I mount a fat partition? Do I have to call it something
> differentbecause of dmraid? It used to work in FC4, but not since
> dmraid and FC5.
> Thanks for any help or suggestions!
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