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  • From: Eric Sandall <eric AT>
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  • Subject: Re: [SM-Discuss] SATA Installation . . .
  • Date: Wed, 28 Jul 2004 22:59:37 -0700

Quoting Jason Flatt <jason AT>:
> I know there are people on this list who have SATA drives, but has anyone
> installed Source Mage to a new, unformatted, unpartitioned SATA drive w/o
> using a PATA drive as a crutch?
> Here's what I've done so far: during the boot of the ISO, the drive is
> recognized and placed at /dev/hde. The load modules option does nothing, so
> I go to the shell option and manually load fist the sata_via module, then
> when that doesn't fix it, all the sata_* modules (just in case). fdisk,
> cfdisk and parted refuse to operate on the drive. I'm thinking that the
> drive should be showing up as something like /dev/sd*, but there's nothing
> there. What am I missing or doing wrong?

I've never used SATA, but if it's supposed to use the SCSI interface
then I'd say you may also need sg or sd_mod (or whatever the SCSI disk module


Eric Sandall | Source Mage GNU/Linux Developer
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