Linux Install on SATA

  djbenny 17:52 14 Sep 2005
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hello, i have tried different versions of linux of my dell pc and none will detect the SATA hard drive, i was wondering if there were any versions that are easy to install that support sata easily, or how to install uising sata with fedora or linspire

  Yoda Knight 18:24 14 Sep 2005

try Xandros - there is free version available for download click here

  Chegs ® 19:18 14 Sep 2005

Only version of linux I have found that detected my SATA setup "right out the box" was Suse 9.3(DVD version free with a mag coverdisk)None of the "run from CD" versions has yet picked them up.

  keith-236785 19:42 14 Sep 2005

mandrake 10LE on DVD shows my sata drive, but i installed to an ata drive, dont know if i had the option to use the sata drive.

knoppix live cd shows the sata drive

Fedora would not see my sata drive during install or after for that matter.

i have tried many linux live cd's and only a few of them recognise the sata drive. i seem to remember that Red Hat did not see the sata drive

  djbenny 08:10 15 Sep 2005

hello, i have just tried suse 9.3 personal and that didnt work, will be trying mandrake soon, i'll post the outcome

  djbenny 09:13 17 Sep 2005

i tried formatting my whole drive a starting from there, but still it wouldnt intall, i tried any different versions

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