[K12OSN] Slow Booting LTSP Clients - K12LTSP5EL

Moon moon at smbis.com
Sat Sep 6 22:05:29 UTC 2008

Stephen, I ran into a similar problem on an ABIT AMD board with the Phoenix
AwardBIOS when installing K12LTSP EL5. What I had to do was first set my
BIOS boot order (under Advanced BIOS Features - on my system) to SATA 1,2 ,
SCSI. Then I had to set the VIA OnChip IDE Device (under Integrated
Peripherals - on my system) Onboard SATA 1,2  to Enabled and SATA Mode to
RAID, although I only have one drive installed. This allowed K12LTSP EL5 to
see the SATA drive on my system.


Hope this helps. If you have any other questions about my BIOS settings let
me know.







From: Stephen Crampton [mailto:SteveSings at gmail.com] 
Sent: Saturday, September 06, 2008 01:05 PM
To: k12osn at redhat.com
Subject: [K12OSN] Slow Booting LTSP Clients - K12LTSP5EL


In response to the problems with slow DHCP under Edubuntu, I've decided to
try and install the K12LTSP Centos 5EL.

I'm using the same machine.  I just switched hard drives (same make and

I'm using the 6 install CDs (the install DVD would not burn on my system --
too big).

The installation stops and says I do not have any hard drives.  The BIOS
recognizes the hard drive and indeed I can boot from it.

The motherboard says M2V-MX SE on it.  I searched around and found reference
to a sata_via module.  I tried adding the module through the Centos
installation menu (where it says, "do you want to add any hardware
modules?").  However, the installation still fails a few screens later
(after I choose English language and keyboard and LTSP system).  It says
there is no hard drive again.

Please help.  I didn't mean to start flames between K12LTSP and Edubuntu.
I'm just trying to get a working system.  I have parents coming in on Monday
night, so I'm working this weekend to try and iron out the problem.  I would
like them to come away saying, "Wow, this is cool.  Why is the school
district spending money on Windows software?"

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