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Hello Can SATA drives be used in REDHAT, am running mandrake 9.1 for the moment and this system is unable to mount and run SATA drives is redhat the same Thanks...

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    Hello

    Can SATA drives be used in REDHAT, am running mandrake 9.1 for the moment
    and this system is unable to mount and run SATA drives is redhat the same

    Thanks


    Shazbot Guest

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    "Shazbot" <REMOVEMEcdmailcdmail.fr> wrote in message
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    > Hello
    >
    > Can SATA drives be used in REDHAT, am running mandrake 9.1 for the moment
    > and this system is unable to mount and run SATA drives is redhat the same
    >
    > Thanks
    AFAIK neither os natively supports SATA drives. I have 2 x WD 80gig SATA
    drives in a raid 0 stripe and can't get either mandrake 9.1 or redhat 9 to
    install. There are sata raid linux drivers released for my motherboard
    (asus a7n8x delux) recently and even with these drivers redhat says "drive
    not initialized -- do you want to initialize the drive and lose ALL DATA?"
    ..... so i backed up my windows partition and tried to initialize and it said
    read / write error.

    So I dunno wat to do. anyone have SATA raid working properly under mandrake
    9.1 or redhat 9?







    Drew R. Petersen Guest

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    > (asus a7n8x delux) have SATA raid working properly under mandrake
    > 9.1 or redhat 9?

    Mostly... a pair of 120GB SATA/150 Seagate Barracuda 8MB Cache 7200.7

    working as software RAID /home under RH9Pro. Notice, the MoBo's HW RAID
    is known to result in data corruption with existing drivers, thus using
    the Linux software RAID. Due to uncertainty, and knowing of the HW
    problems, although I wanted to use striping for speed, I installed
    instead mirroring for reliability to test with... and it seems reliable.

    It is known that DMA doesn't work on this MoBo with existing drivers.
    Thus it's also slow for now. So, that's three future upgrades that
    should eventually come on-line:
    DMA vs programmed I/O
    HW vs SW RAID
    Striping vs Mirroring RAID.

    I'm running the Asus A7N8X2.0Deluxe MoBo, and vanilla RH9Pro+Up2Date.

    I initially had the whole system on the SATA drives, one for system,
    and one for /home. While I normally had no problems, there was one day
    that the whole system went whacko and I reconfigured and reinstalled...
    this time I put the root on an IDE drive and RAIDed the SATA's for
    /home. But it is/was possible to install on JUST the SATA drives.

    It is probably far more signifigant which SATA controller you're using,
    than THAT you're using SATA drives, as far as S/W support goes.

    Notice that SATA is a Packet technology, and I've seen over months
    maybe once a month a data transfer error with retry and success logged.

    RH's Anaconda installer didn't complain at all about the SATA drives.



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    I can't tell you anything new here. I originally tried under MDK9.1 and gave
    up. I then went to SUSE8.2 which worked and then onto Gentoo. I'm still on
    Gentoo because I like the fact that it is as up to date as you can expect
    with kernel hacking yourself. In addition I have a wide choice of drivers
    and kernels to choose from, so I was able to select for my hardware.

    So basically, if you have not finalised on a distro I would recommend having
    a look at Gentoo.

    Derek

    Asus A7N8X Deluxe
    2 x Seagate 120G SATA Drives in Raid 0.

    Derek Clarkson Guest

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