Re: [linuxham] Re: Boot manager
- KV9U wrote:
> Are you saying that no Linux distibution can support SATA drivesNope.
> directly and always need you to change the drive controller to IDE
Lots of SATA controllers are supported directly, of those that are, some
are not supported using SATA software RAID, but since software raid
isn't really RAID anyway, it isn't important.
Sometimes when a controller isn't supported by SATA drivers on a distro,
the drive can still be used using IDE emulation.
It's better to buy supported hardware and make sure you don't have
compatibility issues with your particular distro choice. On Mandriva
2007 most SATA drives work just fine in native SATA mode. But there are
so many SATA controller chipsets out there, you need to be sure the
chipset is supported by the kernel drivers. It isn't as universal as IDE
support quite yet.
Rick Kunath, k9ao