which ISO for a system with SATA drives?

Colin Watson cjwatson at canonical.com
Tue Sep 28 02:06:42 UTC 2004

On Mon, Sep 27, 2004 at 09:38:06PM -0400, volvoguy wrote:
> Does Ubuntu have any problems with SATA drives? The reason I ask is
> because I have a system that has Slackware on it and since I added a
> SATA drive, Slackware won't boot - it just kinda hangs on the hardware
> detection stage (I think). I know that Slackware's 2.4.x kernel
> doesn't have SATA support compiled in, and that the 2.6 kernel is
> supposed to be better with this kind of thing.
> I thought I saw some info flying across the mailing list about the
> fact that Warty doesn't support SATA, but the nightly ISO's do. Is
> this the case?

It depends on your chipset. With NVIDIA chipsets, you'll need a daily
ISO image; many others should be fine in the Warty preview release. The
preview installs fine on my amd64 system with SATA, for example.

If it doesn't work, send me the output of 'lspci' and 'lspci -n'.

> Even if there wasn't this little hardware question, which is the
> preferred install method for now? Install with the 4.10 Warty image
> and upgrade packages via the network during install, or download the
> latest nightly ISO file?

If you run into an installation problem, you may well need the newer
ISO; otherwise, the former approach is fine, although we'll start
recommending that people use "Sounder CD 9" once we release that

> I would think that the first method would save some bandwidth since
> you probably wouldn't have to download 550Mb worth of updates.

That's what rsync is for. :-)


Colin Watson                                    [cjwatson at canonical.com]

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