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    Sata_nv driver problems

    Hi,

    I just got a Dell box and want to do a fresh Debian network install on
    it. It currently has Windows Vista on it.


    The box has a Nvidia nForce Sata controller and according to Nvidia the linux driver for it is called sata_nv and has been included in all linux distributions for the last couple 2 years. The Nvidia guy said to use the Force4 dirvers. Currently Windows reports a Nvidia nForce 430/410 Serial ATA controller. I also have a Microsoft iSCSI Initiator.


    When I do the network install, I select English for all the initial
    defaults. Then the system try to load a bunch of drivers and stops on
    IDE driver. After awhile, a message shows up saying that is was
    unable to locate a cdrom. Yes it has loaded at the initial software
    from it.


    The cdrom that I have installed on this system is a Sony CRX310S with
    a SATA interface. In fact the disk and the cdrom/DVD drives are both
    SATA.


    I have a few questions


    1- Is that sata_nv driver that NVIDIA talks about, included in the
    network install of Debian?


    2- if so, how do I tell Debian to load it for all drives. Are there
    switches when loading the driver?


    Is there a document that talks about this?


    Thank you for your help!


    Guy

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    Since I am nto at home on my linux box, and I left my laptops at home, I can't say for certain, but from what I see sata_nv is in the kernel tree, and has been for some time now (at least 2.6.8).

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    Thanks for the reply, I also beleive that I it is in there but I don't know how to check. Can you give me a hint?

    Also, my cdrom is not being detected because it is also connected to the SATA controller, any suggestions on how to get Linux to see the cdrom?

    Thanks for your help

    Guy

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    [andrew@andrew-desktop-fedora ~]$ locate sata_nv
    /lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2911.6.5.fc6/kernel/drivers/ata/sata_nv.ko
    /lib/modules/2.6.20-1.2925.fc6/kernel/drivers/ata/sata_nv.ko
    /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES/linux-2.6.18/.tmp_versions/sata_nv.mod
    /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES/linux-2.6.18/drivers/scsi/.sata_nv.ko.cmd
    /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES/linux-2.6.18/drivers/scsi/.sata_nv.mod.o.cmd
    /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES/linux-2.6.18/drivers/scsi/.sata_nv.o.cmd
    /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES/linux-2.6.18/drivers/scsi/sata_nv.c
    /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES/linux-2.6.18/drivers/scsi/sata_nv.ko
    /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES/linux-2.6.18/drivers/scsi/sata_nv.mod.c
    /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES/linux-2.6.18/drivers/scsi/sata_nv.mod.o
    /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES/linux-2.6.18/drivers/scsi/sata_nv.o
    [andrew@andrew-desktop-fedora ~]$

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