Suse on Sata

Doran L. Barton fozz at
Mon Aug 7 14:27:15 MDT 2006

Adam Fisher wrote:
> Does anybody and have walk thru's on installing Suse or Red hat on a
> Sata drive.  I tried some of Novell's stuff to no avail.

Your success will depend largely on the chipset of the SATA controller you
employ. Silicon Image 311x controllers are very popular and also fairly well
supported. Unless you invest in a high-end hardware RAID solution like LSI's
MegaRAID or 3Ware, stay away from SATA RAID solutions. If you need RAID, use
the software RAID capabilities built into the Linux kernel.

This page will give a starting point for SATA hardware compatibility:

fozz at is Doran L. Barton, president/CTO, Iodynamics LLC
Iodynamics: IT and Web services by Linux/Open Source specialists
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