Debian on SATA Harddisks

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by bluegrass, Aug 23, 2006.

  1. bluegrass

    bluegrass New Member

  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

  3. bluegrass

    bluegrass New Member

    thanks, falko.

    I'll try to have it translated. Anyways, I might end up, installing a PATA drive (/dev/hda) and have the GRUB installed on it, I have read that GRUB works only on RAID 0 or 1.

    again thanks.
     
  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    You could use lilo instead of Grub. :)
     
  5. Hans

    Hans Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    As far as i know (also my experience) Debian with Linux kernel 2.6 and up will support SATA drives.
     
  6. fobicodam

    fobicodam ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    As far as i know there is a problem with the Via's SATA controller driver. Take care of that..
     
  7. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    I'm not quite sure. I think you need one of the newer kernels, starting with 2.6.12 or 2.6.14 or so, but I could also be wrong...
     
  8. TheRudy

    TheRudy ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    i have sata disks and had problems with lots of kernels including the newest until i found this: http://kmuto.jp/debian/d-i/

    Its modified kernel and its working. At least for me. While installing Debian i had to manually create raid arrays and that was it. Try downloading that image and use it to install debian, once you get to the partition stuff, go to console and make raid arrays manually.
     
  9. fobicodam

    fobicodam ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    I installed 2 compaq proliant DL380 yesterday, the only linux distribution to recognise the Compaq array controller was the CentOS 4.4 :(

    I tried every linux distro i know and no one had found the SATA disk to install.
     
  10. TheRudy

    TheRudy ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    fobicodam: Try the to use kernel that i posted above. I also have a brand server (first and last i will ever buy) and none other linux recognized sata. It seems that brand servers use some weird chips and are not supported cause a lot of people have problems with brand servers, sata and kernel.
     
  11. fobicodam

    fobicodam ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    I tried Debian, no results.

    The compaq servers are 6 years old, the hd array are SCSI. if you cant get a functional driver over 6 years... really...

    Im on my way to program a free mail server from scrach for Windows. Anyone is welcome.
     
  12. TheRudy

    TheRudy ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    You tried debian that i posted link for? Or debian from debian site?
    They are the same except that the kernel on that one is changed for sata to be recognized and some software is from backports.
     
  13. fobicodam

    fobicodam ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    The original Debian i guess.. sorry, cant test it, its my production server, i cant reinstall.
     
  14. Hans

    Hans Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Did you enter the command linux26 on the very first screen when you start to install Debian Linux?
     

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