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Re: SATA + debian

On Wed, Jan 28, 2004 at 04:13:18PM -0800, Erik Steffl wrote:
> David Purton wrote:
> >Hi,
> >
> >I'm looking at purchasing a funky shuttle xpc SB62G2.
> >
> >Amongst other things this box supports Serial ATA drives.
> >
> >Are there likely to be any troubles installing debian on a box with a
> >SATA hard drive?
> >
> >The chipsets are:
> >    North Bridge: i865G
> >    South Bridge: iCH5-R
> >
> >Can anyone point me to some good documentation relating to SATA and
> >linux?
>   not sure what R in ICH5-R means (I have intel D865-PERL motherboard 
> with ICH5, at least I think it's ICH5 and SATA works)

maybe raid?  Apparently it supports onboard raid(0) - though hopefully
it will function as an ordinary iCH5 with only one disk.

>   you need fairly recent kernel (2.4.22 or something like that). Note 
> that if you are using HD that's above 130GB you might need even newer 
> kernel.
>   I use 2.4.21-ac4 with libata5 patches (ac4 for SATA, libata5 for 
> >130GB support)
>   SATA disks can be seen as ide of scsi, I have only had success with 
> scsi (kernel config CONFIG_SCSI_ATA_PIIX=y), otherwise the syustem 
> freezes right after the disks are detected
> 	erik

David Purton

For the eyes of the LORD range throughout the earth to
strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.
                                 2 Chronicles 16:9a

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