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RE: [linrad] Pointer needed SUSE 9.0 pro

Newer kernels support SATA drives.  Since you have the EIDE drive working
you should look at using a 2.6 kernel or a 2.4 kernel with the libata
patches (ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/jgarzik/libata/) to
support the new drive.

Here is an article from August 29th, 2003 which talkes about how to do it.

It should be much more supported now.

For the other poster, if knoppix has support for the SATA drive you can
probably boot off the CD and then do the HD install from inside the live
system.  I'm not familer enough with SUSE to give you much help there.

For linux I don't think it is kernel support which is normally the issue,
but having the installers support the new hardware is a lot harder since
those are based on older kernels.

							Later, JOSH

On Tue, 2 Mar 2004, Robert McGwier wrote:

> It is a Linux issue, not a distribution issue.  That said, SUSE is
> apparently ready to charge you enough money to do the development if you
> want to pay for it.  Remember (hopefully I am not boring everyone)
> distributions are not the kernel.  They are boatloads of extras
> thrown on the kernel.
> Linux will simply never compete until such time as it can keep up
> with these fancy hardware changes that Windows seems to be able to
> do the day they come out (primarily because HW manufacturers, knowing
> they need to sell to Micro$oft users, make sure of it).  I have
> a really fancy computer doing SDR work in my lab at work with two
> of the best rated highest speed S-ATA drives in it.  The goal was
> to dual boot.  Well, I can, by adding a 120 GB EIDE drive to the
> EIDE port on the same board. ;-(.  So it has one great drive on
> the Windows side, one inert S-ATA drive, waiting on bloody linux
> and UDMA-100 drive running Linux for me to pretend I am doing
> the work I need to do.
> I am aggravated and getting more so by the day.  I need to stream
> high speed data off the USRP to do some analysis.  The EIDE just
> won't cut it and the SATA will.  It's my own fault for not being
> more sure but now my budget is spent.  Sooner or later, it will
> happen.
> Bob
> N4HY
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-linrad@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:owner-linrad@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of DG5CST,
> Sebastian
> Sent: Tuesday, March 02, 2004 1:38 PM
> To: linrad@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [linrad] Pointer needed SUSE 9.0 pro
> Hello,
> I've got the same problem.
> I tryed to install Suse9 on my AMD 2600+ 768MB ASUS A7V600 and Serial ATA-
> Is there any distribution which can handle serial-ata?
> I'm a total newcommer to linux. I only tried knoppix a few times.
> Thanks Sebastian , DG5CST