Need help with Red Hat 9.0 on SATA HDD

By bradthegreat
Mar 9, 2006
  1. I just got a hold of the Red Hat Linux distro, so I decided to set up a dual boot with Windows XP. I have 2 SATA HD, 40 & 80GB. I installed Windows in half of the 40 and made the 80 a storage drive. They are both NTFS, but I left 20GB free and unformatted on the 40.
    When I boot with the Linux disk, it tells me that it cannot find any HDs on the system. It gives me the option to add a device driver with a disk, than gives me 2 options:


    I am forced to pick one that the drivers would be on. I have a floppy with them on it. In XP, I press F6 and install the drivers. How do I get Linux to understand my HD and install itself in the empty space? Do I have to reformat as FAT32 to get it to work? thanks,

  2. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    The filesystem makes no difference, Red Hat 9 is just so old that it doesn't support SATA drives out of the box.

    You'd be better off with its successor, Fedora Core.
  3. bradthegreat

    bradthegreat TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 104

    thanks, man. Someonce gave me a Mandriva distro, so I'm gonna give that a whirl. Red Hat was kindof just availible. Thanks.
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