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  1. #1
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    *noob* linux onto silicon image 3114 sata

    This is my first try at linux, so I bought a book "Linux for a Non-Geek" It came with fedora cds. I am attempting to dual boot winxp and linux. I have unpartitioned space on my hard drive and that is where I want to install it. But when I put the cd's in the drive and it starts the install. It can't detect my sata hard drive. This is the only hard drive on the machine. How do I get linux to see my hard drive without a pata hard drive with linux on it? I am not sure what version of fedora I have, but would and update help this? Any help would be great.

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    Re: *noob* linux onto silicon image 3114 sata

    Fedora Core 2 found the Sil 3114 on my system and installed to it. Core 1 doesn't have SATA support.
    Dok
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    Re: *noob* linux onto silicon image 3114 sata

    Quote Originally Posted by Dok
    Fedora Core 2 found the Sil 3114 on my system and installed to it. Core 1 doesn't have SATA support.
    Dok
    ...so the answer for you Bone135 is to download the Fedora Core 2 ISO's and burn some CD's to install from. You'll still be able to use your book, the two are very similar.

    http://fedora.redhat.com/download/mirrors.html
    Last edited by Harryc; 09-30-2004 at 07:53 PM.

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    Re: *noob* linux onto silicon image 3114 sata

    I am downloading them as we speak. thanks for the help I hope this works.
    Gaming Machine Specs:
    DFI NF4-ultra Modded to SLI, bios: 623-3; Venice 3000+ 8x300=2400Mhz, 1.5v; OCZ PC3200EL Platinum rev. 2, 2.5-4-3-8, 1T, 1:1, 2.7v; LeadTek 6600GT; Seagate SATA 160GB

    Server Specs:
    Fedora Core 3: MythTV, DOD, and File Server
    DFI ultra Infinity NFII bios:6-19; 9.5x200 (1900MHz) Mobile XP 2500+; SI-97 w/ 80mm fan; Rosewell 512MB, 2.5-3-3-2-11 1T @ 200MHz , 2.6v; VisionTek Xtasy Ti4600; Hauppauge PVR-250; Hauppaugge PVR-150; Seagate SATA 160GB; Seagate PATA 200GB; Seagate PATA 160GB


    Stupid Linux Commands:
    To use chroot in FC3 you must use "su -" from the / directory and not "su" = time spent trying to figure that out 5 hours

  5. #5
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    Re: *noob* linux onto silicon image 3114 sata

    yea, got to be careful with installing distros on a sata drive, only some of the latest versions of linux will support it. i got suse 9.1, the first suse distro that would support sata drives. on linux, i usually go idie drives and can install anything linux distro on them , you can buy a cheap wd 20 or 30 gb drive on ebay cheap, the last 2 wd 20gb 7200 rpm drives i got for $28, something like that. if you are going to install windows xp and fedora, start up the windows cdrom, delete all patitions, the with remaing one partition, created another. got to have 2 for dual boot. then install windows on first , then linux on second. if you are not going to use windows much, i would make it about 5.5gb, and the remaing space for linux. there have been some dual boot problems , i just over one. had to go into bios and set primary idie master to AUTO, and access mode to LARGE. i would do this if i were you, because i could not boot into windows till i did this.

    go to the storage forum , and just follow my thread there under geekkyyy and dual boot problem
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