Fantastic, that's what I've been waiting to here, I guess my choice of
buying the SUSE version of Linux was the right one. Although I must say the
primary reason I did was Novell's purchase of SUSE which should give it a
bright future hopefully.
From: Andreas Jaeger [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Thursday, January 22, 2004 1:07 PM
Subject: [Norton AntiSpam] [suse-amd64] [Announcement] Installable CD for
I'm glad to announce that we have made a bootable CD with a new kernel that
supports various SATA drivers. This should help everybody with an AMD64
system with SATA harddisks to install the 9.0/AMD64 DVD on such a system.
We have done some tests on those systems that we have access and are finally
happy with the results since all these systems are supported;-).
The kernel contains some extra patches which were not in the
I'll make also an optional kernel update via YOU available the next days for
those that are interested in just the kernel.
Download from a mirror of ftp.suse.com
. The ISO is
The kernel RPMs are in a subdirectory on the server if you're just
interested in those.
If you encounter problems, please discuss it on this mailing list.
P.S. Here're the release notes:
This PatchCD contains the current 2.4.21 kernel with all security updates
and especially updates to support SATA controllers. If you like to install
on a new system with SATA harddisks, burn the ISO image on a CD and boot
from it. The CD will ask for the 9.0/AMD64 DVD and continue with the
installation with an updated kernel.
For existing systems which do not require SATA use should use YOU to get the
latest kernel instead if you require these bug fixes and enhancements.
The kernel update contains:
- support for VIA SATA controller
- support for Promise SATA controllers 2037x, 20319, 20621
- support for Silicon Image (SIL) SATA controllers 3112 and 3114
- better support for Tyan S2885 AGP
- the 32-bit Borland Kylix IDE and programs should work now
Note that we do not have access to all those systems and do not guarantee
that it works. Those that we have, have been tested briefly with success.
Just a note about SATA disks: The 2.4 kernel names disks as /dev/hdx, the
2.6 kernel might name them /dev/sdx, so in case you update your system, be
Please report any problems to the mailing list suse-amd64(a)suse.com.
Have a lot of fun!
The SUSE Linux AMD64 team
Andreas Jaeger, aj(a)suse.de, http://www.suse.de/~aj
SuSE Linux AG, Maxfeldstr. 5, 90409 Nürnberg, Germany
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