uh-oh another noob with SATA drives!!

  • silflay hraka
Posted: Thu, 07/05/2007 - 13:52
Having some install problems here,(an epic understatement),and was hoping someone could help. My machine specs:AMD64 3200+ (2Ghz,single core),Asus A8V-MX mobo with a VIA chipset,(a slight pause as your eyes roll around in your heads),2 gigs of ram, ATI 9550 vid card, Delta 24/96 sound card, 2 SATA drives in a master/slave config.,Drive 1(sda): 80 gigs ,partioned as 40 gigs for Windows,and the rest for 64studio,Drive 2 is chock full of NTFS data and need not enter this tale of woe. The Tale of Woe: After v1.0 failed to find my hard drives,I checked out the forums,got the v1.4 iso,which the found the drives,installed the OS and packages,and then,upon reboot,hung on the splash screen for about 5 minutes before showing a penguin with an evil smirk telling me "sda2 does not exist." Back to the forums I go and found your link to a site whose name escapes me right now,(Gmane?) and found a thread to someone named Puuka,(sorry if I got your name wrong),who has similar problems on a fairly similar machine,got the "64studio_master_amd64.iso",to no avail,(at least on my machine.) And it gets worse from there.I downloaded Debian 4,just for fun,installed it and watched it boot to a black screen. Fedora 7 installed,(although it was kinda wonky.) Am I in some kind of hardware limbo zone,doomed to run Windows 4freekin' ever?!? I hope not. Any recomendations or advice would be greatly etc.,etc.,. Before I go ,just gotta say that what you guys are doing here is amazing,and I can't wait until the day that SDA2 DOES exist!!! Thanx Robb

I had the same problem. I

  • sycamorex
  • 07/06/07
  • Fri, 07/06/2007 - 19:05
I had the same problem. I found some vague workarounds on the net, however, none of them worked for me, so I had to buy an IDE drive. Apparently the problem of installing linux on SATA is not peculiar to Studio64, but to more linux distros:(

Asus motherboards and twin SATA drives

  • Daniel
  • 05/22/07
  • Sat, 07/07/2007 - 01:23
It seems there is a general problem in the Linux kernel with ASUS motherboards when more than one SATA drive is installed. We're working on it!