[K12OSN] Slow Booting LTSP Clients - K12LTSP5EL
rowens at ptd.net
Sun Sep 7 18:48:17 UTC 2008
On Sat, Sep 06, 2008 at 01:21:31PM -0400, Warren Togami wrote:
> Stephen Crampton wrote:
> >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.
> Have you tried flipping options in the BIOS related to the SATA. Some
> BIOS need to enable or disable "legacy" ATA in order to work properly
> with older kernels like CentOS 5.
I had a similar problem with CentOS 5, and it was related to the SATA settings in the BIOS. One of the options was AHCI or something like that -- I don't remember which option ended up working for me, but I remember that it worked fine once I hit the "correct" one.
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