Can not Install Red Hat Linux 9

Posted on 2005-05-05
Last Modified: 2013-12-15

My prolem is when I want to install Red Hat Linux 9 the setup give an error that "Can not fnd Hard Driver" and reboot the system.

my compter is :
Processor : Athlon 64 3000
Main Board : MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum
chipset : NVIDIA nForce 4 Ultra
Bios detect this HDD as Third Master IDE
I have Six Partitions : Partition C & D & E & F & G are NTFS and  H  formated as swap linux.
How I can Install Red Hat linux 9.
Thank you.
Question by:MOH_R
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    Expert Comment

    RedHat 9 does not support SATA drives/controllers operating in SATA mode. Some controllers can be set for legacy mode and RH 9 will then work. It may also be possible to find a driver image disk and install the driver during installation. But a better approach would be to go to Fedora Core 2 or Core 3 which supports SATA.
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    Actually isn't there any solution ???
    Driver , Software utility ?
    I should install Red Hat Linux 9 on my computer for some projects.
    Thank you.
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    Accepted Solution

    If you can find a driver disk for RH 9 for your SATA controller you can use it during the installation to add the SATA driver to the system. Otherwise you need a later distribution that includes SATA support.
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    Author Comment

    I don't know how I can do it.
    because I am a windows user and not familier with linux.
    I want to install Red Hat linux 9 for other user.
    The offer kernel 2.6. It probably solve my problem.
    Can you tell me how to use it in a step by step method.
    Also I use Bootable CDs for installing red hat linux 9.

    Thank you very much for your help.
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    Assisted Solution

    I'm sure you can also use Fedora-Core for your projects, I'm sure. RH 9 isn't supported by RH anymore and the Fedora-Core project is the direct successor of RH 9. In fact Fedora-Core 3 has been used as the base by RH vor the new RHES 4 they have just recently rolled out.
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    > install Red Hat Linux 9 on my computer for some projects
    What's the main reason for those projects to use RH9?
    If the projects need the specific glibc/gcc on RH9 or kernel 2.4.x, then you can try RedHat Enterprise Linux 3,
    which has the close glibc version to RedHat 9. Because RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 is developed based on RH9.
    Besides, RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 support SATA.

    By the way, if you has only SATA disks, as jlieve pointed out, set the bios in legacy (default is enhanced mode),
    then RedHat 9 will install seeing the drives as normal IDE drives with a slow transfer rate.

    I checked the mainboard you have, MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum, which have regular ATA133 IDE channel.
    So you can install RH 9 on ATA133 IDE disk without any problem.

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