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Re: [SLE] SUSE 10.1 64-bit and nForce 3 S-ATA problem
  • From: BandiPat <penguin0601@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2006 23:51:38 -0400
  • Message-id: <200607122351.38436.penguin0601@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Wednesday 12 July 2006 14:26, David Wright wrote:
> A friend is currently trying to install 10.1 on a new S-ATA drive ha
> has purchased. The machine has been running 10.1 on an old 30GB IDE
> drive, but he has upgraded to a 250GB S-ATA drive.
> He is currently trying to re-install and the partitioning keeps
> hanging with a 1012 error.
> The motherboard is a Chaintech VNF3-250 Cocket 754 with an nForce3
> chipset. The new hard drive is a Maxtor 250GB S-ATA II plugged into a
> S-ATA I slot - it should drop back to S-ATA 1 compatibility...
> He only currently has the 64-bit 10.1 DVD, although he does have the
> 10.0 retail DVD. I've suggested he now try and install the 32-bit
> 10.0 to see if it is a 64-bit driver issue, but I'm pretty stumped,
> with my Promise S-ATA controller 2 years ago with SUSE 9.1, or
> whatever it was at the time, I just popped the DVD into the drive and
> Bob's your Uncle...
> I did some Googling, but couldn't find anything specifc to the
> nForce3 and S-ATA causing problems under Linux.
> --
> David Wright
There have been problems with the nForce 3 chipset, that was the reason
they quickly produced the 4. Also, there were problems with SATA
drives over 160GB with the older sata controllers. I'm guessing those
could be causing him some problems as well with his install.


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