[K12OSN] SATA and K12LTSP
haysja at sages.us
Thu Dec 15 17:11:38 UTC 2005
Thanks, Shahms, Eric, and Brad. I have forwarded your responses to
Rich. I hope that he can solve his problem with the information you
have provided. Excellent info,
Shahms King wrote:
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>Eric Harrison wrote:
>>Jim Hays wrote:
>>>A friend who uses K12LTSP just bought a new server for his K12LTSP lab
>>>that has SATA drives. He is trying to install K12LTSP 4.4.1 and it will
>>>not install on the SATA drives.
>>>Does K12LTSP "play nice" with SATA? Does he need a newer version.
>>A some-what common problem is "RAID" turned on in the bios on a
>>"Fake-RAID" controller (i.e. a RAID controller that requires special
>>software drivers to work).
>>Check the system bios and/or the SATA controller bios (if it has one) to
>>make sure that any RAID settings are disabled.
>>If it happens to be a "real" hardware RAID controller, sometimes you
>>have to create the RAID volumes and initialize them before the operating
>>system can see the drives.
>>If neither of those suggestions do the trick, it would be helpful if we
>>knew the make/model of the SATA controller (and/or the make/model of the
>Additionally, there are some known installation problems with certain
>SATA controllers and FC4 (on which K12LTSP 4.4.1 is based), so knowning
>which controller he has would be useful. Look through the bugs at the
>link below and see if any applies to your hardware:
>As a side note, I have an SATA harddrive at home that wasn't found by
>the default installer but after working some magic (which, sadly, I no
>longer remember) I got things installed and running. I should note that
>the installer doesn't have all of the drivers that the final install
>does, so difficulty during install doesn't necessarily mean the drive(s)
>won't work once installed.
>Shahms E. King <shahms at shahms.com>
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