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Re: [linrad] Pointer needed SUSE 9.0 pro

Latest info:

SUSE V9.0 does not support serial ATA hardrives in their automated 
installation, nor is there any plan to include this feature..

contracted support (extra $$$) is available from SUSE to achieve the use 
of SATA harddrives.

Manual installation is possible after loading the specific SATA modules 
( drivers, packages).

Suse V9.0 does not have the provisions to monitor every step (single 
step) on the installation.

Stan, WA1ECF  Cape Cod,    FN41sr

Stan wrote:

> Hello the net,
> I finally got the new computer assembled and working, the bad power 
> supply slowed me down.
> The new computer is a 2.4 G pentium 4 with HT, 800 Mhz FSB, 512 M RAM 
> per channel
> Intel D865PERL motherboard and a 120G serial ATA hardrive, SATA
> I have on hand KNOPPIX V3.3 on a CD and I also have SUSE 9.0 pro.
> The KNOPPIX loads (mostly) fine onto a RAMDISK and I am figuring how 
> to get it onto the hard disk.
> KNOPPIX does not properly auto recognize the AC'97 sound card , but I 
> have a soundblaster PCI card I will try.
> I know that I will have to add the ALSA drivers for the DELTA 44 card.
> SUSE stalls on loading without an error message, just hangs up. (locks 
> up)
> last line on the screen is:  hde: attached ide-disk driver
> hde is the SATA hard disk which was previously partitioned and 
> formatted in FAT32
> can not get to YAST.
> Questions:
> 1. is there any way I can single step the installation ?   The pause 
> key has no effect.
> 2. Any known problems with SUSE and  SATA hard drives ?
> I am slowly creeping up the learning curve.
> Stan, WA1ECF
> zzzzz