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    Apr 2003

    SuSE 8.2 Pro & SATA Drives - how to install?

    My current box uses the MSI 875P Neo-FIS2R motherboard and v1.6 of the

    My SATA and IDE devices are cabled as follows:
    IDE1 master = CD-RW
    IDE1 slave = ATA66 HDD
    IDE2 master = ATA100 HDD
    IDE2 slave = ATA100 HDD

    Serial ATA controlled by ICH5R:
    SER1 = SATA 160GB HDD
    SER2 = SATA 160GB HDD

    The BIOS is currently set to boot off IDE2 master.
    all drives are visible to the BIOS and accessible under windows xp,
    but I am unable to install SuSE 8.2 Pro on this box - basically when I
    boot from the SuSE CD and commence the installation it freezes. This
    has only occured since I installed the SATA drives.

    My understanding is that kernel 2.4.20 does not support SATA drives,
    hence the system freeze. Does anyone know how I can install SuSE 8.2
    Pro on this box without having to resort to opening the box and
    unplugging the SATA drives? Is it possible to boot the SuSE 8.2 Pro
    CD and then use a later version of the kernel for the installation?
    Last edited by mysticboer; 09-10-2003 at 11:42 PM.
    SuSE 9.1 Pro
    MSI 875P Neo-FIS2R
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