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Muhammad Mirza
Occasional Contributor

Linux Installation

Dear
I want to Install RHEL 5 in my computer. But I cant Install It on my computer. By the By I can Install it on another computer which use a hda Hard disk .
But In my Computer I have a Sata HDD and I can't Install it on my computer.
So anyone Can Help me to Install it on my Computer . I am Very much glad if anyone Response.
Thankyou
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Rob Leadbeater
Honored Contributor

Re: Linux Installation

Hi,

What computer are you trying to install it on ?

What SATA controller ?

You should look at RedHat's Hardware compatibility site, to see if your configuration is compatible/supported.

https://hardware.redhat.com

Hope this helps,

Regards,

Rob
Ralph Grothe
Honored Contributor

Re: Linux Installation

If the installation kernel for RHES5 has compiled in support for the SATA controller where your target disk is attached to
there should be no problem.
During the install diskdruid should list this disk as available.
Btw, sata disks should be addressed like scsi disks, so your target should rather be /dev/sdd if it was the 2nd disk at the 2nd controller id.
If however, the installer doesn't see a target disk I would suspect that the standard install kernel doesn't support your controller per se.
As Rob said, you should check the HCL at Redhats' website.
Also look at the release notes.
Maybe some "concealed" boot param needs to be passed at the boot prompt for your controller?
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Muhammad Mirza
Occasional Contributor

Re: Linux Installation

Thanks For your Reply.
I can't understand what sata controller .
By the By >>
I have a Pentium D Computer with 1Gb DDR2 Ram. My HDD is Maxtor Sata 160GB. MotherBoard is Gigabyte LGA775.
Please help me to Solve The Problems.

Thanks Again.
Rob Leadbeater
Honored Contributor
Solution

Re: Linux Installation

Hi,

OK. I'm guessing the SATA controller is built in to the motherboard, rather than a separate card.

Looking at Gigabyte's website:

http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/Motherboard/Products_List.aspx?VenderType=Intel&CPUType=socket+775

They appear to have lots of different 775 based motherboards...

Cheers,

Rob
Muhammad Mirza
Occasional Contributor

Re: Linux Installation

Dear Rob
Thanks again for reply me.

You already know that I have a Gigabyte LGA775 for Intel Pentium D Processor motherboard which are via intel 945G Express Chipset.

Here I Give You My motherboard Model No >>

Model Name: GA-81945G
Intel 945G/ICH7
P4 Socket775/ATX/VGA Integrated
4 DDRII Dual-CH/HD audio
GbE/4 SATAII/IDE RAID


By the By U may Visit The Following URL to get My Motherboard INfo >>

http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/Motherboard/Products_Overview.aspx?ProductID=1909&ModelName=GA-8I945G


My Question is
> How Can I Get My SATA controller Driver for Linux Installation.

>How Can I Mail a Specific User In this Forum

I am Trying to give ur Ponts But I am Failed.May be the points was not submitted successfully . Anyway How I can give points a Specific user in this Forum successfully.

If possible then Please Send ur Email Address in my Email:msnMirza@hotmail.com

I am Waiting for ur reply.
Thanks
Rob Leadbeater
Honored Contributor

Re: Linux Installation

Hi,

Looking at the spec of your motherboard, I suspect that support for the SATA controller isn't included in the RHEL5 kernel.

You could try Fedora 7, and see if that works...

Cheers,

Rob

P.S. It's not possible to mail people directly using these forums.