Any progress on installing FC7 on a SATA system?

Mark Haney mhaney at
Wed Jun 20 21:00:54 UTC 2007

Dawning Sky wrote:
> On 6/18/07, Etanisla Lopez-Ortiz <fedora.list at> wrote:
>> What I have:
>> home-brew with 1 SATA hard drive and 1 SATA optical drive
>> What I don't have:
>> FC7 installed
>> (even after trying "linux askmethod all-ide-generic nodmraid")
>> It is my (flawed) understanding that the sata driver that FC7 uses on
>> install doesn't play nice with systems with multiple SATA devices, or on
>> systems with SATA/PATA devices. The last I read, was to install FC7 off
>> a large (4G+) usb drive, a network install, an iso mounted on a FAT32
>> partition, or onto the hard drive while connected to another computer
>> and then placing the drive back in the original computer and praying it
>> all works well.
> what are you talking about?  I installed (freshly) F7 on a newly built
> all-SATA system, using a DVD booted on a SATA DVD+-RW drive.  i
> installed the OS on one SATA HDD, and built a RAID5 array off the
> other 4 SATA HDDs during the installation.
>> None of those options are available to me. Google keeps pointing me back
>> to the same Fedora Forum posts of which I have already summarized above.
>> Should I stick with my working FC6, or are there possibilities I haven't
>> run across yet?
> DS
I'm running F7 on an all SATA system with 16 SATA2 HDDs in RAID5 with
4TB of storage.  It upgraded from FC6 perfectly.

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