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Re: New SATA Hard Drive



Karl Larsen wrote:
Today I installed the SATA hard drive I ordered and on the motherboard I found a SATA power plug and I plugged this drive into the SATA1 plug. I looked at the BIOS and it calls it an IDE drive but way out in position. I saw no way to tell BIOS it is really a SATA drive. I guess this is normal :-)

I went looking for the new hard drive with "fdisk" and it was called /dev/sdf by this F7 computer. I plan to put Windows XP in the first partition so it will be happy. It's an 8 GB partition so it will be enough since I will never use it.

Linux will be this F7 transfered to that hard drive in parts. Or it may be a whole new load. This has not been worked out yet.





Karl, cat /proc/cpuinfo and look for vm in the flags. You way want to give up dual boot in favor of virtual OSes. Makes life much easier if there is a Windows app you just cannot live without.

Its no good for gaming or video intensive apps right now, but most else it works at normal performance using the kvm module and qemu-kvm.

You can test easily enough.

# modprobe kvm-intel
or
# modprobe kvm-amd

No errors on the command line?

# dmesg | tail

No errors regarding the kvm module?

You can successfully run windows (or whatever) using the kvm switch on your CPU and the kvm module built into the newer kernels.

# yum install kvm qemu ( you need both versions of qemu because all the utilities are not included in the kvm package)

No need to reboot again, ever! :)

Good Luck!



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