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Installation of RH 8.0 on Pentium 4.0 / 865 Motherboard

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Dear I have a pentium 4 2.8Ghz 512MB Ram with Intel Motherboard 865G

I am trying to install Red Hat 8.0 on this system.

It boots normally from the CD then it shows me IDE controller Not Detected.  And the installation halts can someone advise whats the cause of this.

Thanx in advance

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by:jlevie
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This system could well have SATA drives, which RH 8 doesn't support. You could adjust the BIOS settings to use the disk(s) in "legacy" (i.e., not SATA) mode. Or switch to a later Linux distribution that supports SATA, like Fedora Core 2, RHEL 3.0, Mandrake 10. There's also the possibility that you may be able to find a "driver disk" for your SATA controller that will work with RH 8.
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Better to switch to Fedora Core 2 or any Linux distribution having kernel of 2.6.5 and above. This kernel supports SATA drives.
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by:mivbinfotech
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i am using IDE drives only no SATA drives pls advise
thnx

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Check the hardware connections on your motherboard. Also, since your board has SATA on it, I would expect that the kernel would not be able to support it if you are using RedHat 8. U could try out an updated distribution.

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