need help on SATA

Blake B. shadoi at nanovoid.com
Fri Mar 3 11:36:35 MST 2006


Umm... SATA support has been available in 2.4 since around 2.4.13.   
I'm sure someone has a kernel RPM available for 2.4.31 (the latest)  
in RH9 somewhere.

-Blake


On Mar 3, 2006, at 9:39 AM, Michael Halcrow wrote:

> On Fri, Mar 03, 2006 at 06:40:08AM -0700, Stuart Jansen wrote:
>> Don't user RH9. Just don't. It doesn't support SATA. It doesn't
>> support all kinds of modern hardware. It doesn't get bug fixes. It
>> doesn't get security updates. Would you use Windows 98? Of course
>> not! So why use RH9?
>>
>> This is probably for work. Tell your bosses they're being too
>> cheap. If a vendor only supports RH9, drop kick the vendor.
>
> I can think of several legitimate reasons why a client might want to
> stick with an older version of a distribution. Some involve custom
> apps built for a specific environment, certification (i.e., CAPP/EAL4)
> and contract requirements, overhead involved in migration to new
> versions (especially when the machines are not connected to an
> external network), and so forth.
>
> A co-worker of mine still runs the 2.4 kernel on his MythTV (v. 0.16)
> Slackware box, simply because the thing ``just works.'' He is more
> likely to patch his kernel for SATA support than try to hoist his
> kernel to the 2.6 branch; it would simply save him time and effort.
>
> Mike
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