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How to find drivers for SATA HDD for laptop?

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Hi.. I bought this model of laptop and had a difficulty installing windows XP onto it which has a SATA type of hard disk.The installer couldn't find the presence of the SATA. After finding some help from net, I was able to load some drivers to run in normally as usual windows installation.

Now I want to install fedora-core or some other linux/unix OS in the same laptop, but the installer I have is also unable to find the SATA disk.

Best Regards,
coax
Sep 15 '07 #1
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Nepomuk
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Hi.. I bought this model of laptop and had a difficulty installing windows XP onto it which has a SATA type of hard disk.The installer couldn't find the presence of the SATA. After finding some help from net, I was able to load some drivers to run in normally as usual windows installation.

Now I want to install fedora-core or some other linux/unix OS in the same laptop, but the installer I have is also unable to find the SATA disk.

Best Regards,
coax
Hi coaxfiber!

Try booting the laptop with a live CD like Knoppix or an Ubuntu CD and check, if the drive is found. I had a problem with SATA under Linux, but the newest Version of Knoppix (5.1.1) found it without problems and on my laptop, which has a SATA drive, I'm running Ubuntu and the drive was recognized out of the box.

If you can get it working with one of those, you should be able to get Fedora working somehow. Maybe check http://fedoraproject.org/?

Greetings,
Nepomuk
Sep 17 '07 #2

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Hi coaxfiber!

Try booting the laptop with a live CD like Knoppix or an Ubuntu CD and check, if the drive is found. I had a problem with SATA under Linux, but the newest Version of Knoppix (5.1.1) found it without problems and on my laptop, which has a SATA drive, I'm running Ubuntu and the drive was recognized out of the box.

If you can get it working with one of those, you should be able to get Fedora working somehow. Maybe check http://fedoraproject.org/?

Greetings,
Nepomuk

Sir,

Ok.. I should see if my SATA drive will be detected. I have tried to run Knoppiix before but never checked it. I got this version of Knoppix when I bought the book "Linux Bible 2005".

BR,
-coax
Sep 17 '07 #3

Nepomuk
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Sir,

Ok.. I should see if my SATA drive will be detected. I have tried to run Knoppiix before but never checked it. I got this version of Knoppix when I bought the book "Linux Bible 2005".

BR,
-coax
Well, as that's probably a version from 2005, it might only work with a newer Version. I found, that the SATA drive on my desktop PC wasn't recognized automatically by Knoppix 5.0.1 but it is recognized by Knoppix 5.1.1. Check it with your version and if it doesn't work, try the newest Version.

Greetings,
Nepomuk
Sep 17 '07 #4

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