William Fragakis william at fragakis.com
Thu Dec 15 21:15:22 UTC 2005

> 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.

K12 does play relatively nice with most chip sets but I had problem 
with the new ATI 9x00 chipset in an MSI board. K12 wouldn't recognize 
it but FC4 would. You/he could try installing FC4 first and see if that 
works (install k12 at the end where it asks if you have any additional 

If all else fails, RAID SATA PCI cards can be had pretty cheap (the 
"fakeraid" sort - hardware RAID is a lot more expensive but nevermind 
because it's likely that the RAID chipset on the motherboard is 
fakeraid, too). I resorted to this on the above mentioned  board 
because the card was $15 and I was in a hurry.

William Fragakis

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