Re: SATA on Linux vs. WinXP WAS Help me to get rid of windows forever
From: Robin Laing (Robin.Laing_at_drdc-rddc.gc.ca)
Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 13:28:33 -0600 To: For users of Fedora Core releases <email@example.com>
Bob Gorman wrote:
> At 02:54 PM 4/29/2004, Taylor, ForrestX wrote:
>>On Thu, 2004-04-29 at 04:20, Benjamin J. Weiss wrote:
>>>>>1) Is SATA support working now for either chipset on that motherboard?
>>>>>(Intel ICH5/ICH5R Chipset)
>>>I found a page on Intel's site that said that newer kernels support SATA
>>>on the ICH5 chipset, but only in legacy mode:
>>>Whereas MSI (the manufacturer of the motherboard I've got on order) states
>>>that WinXP can do SATA in Native mode.
>>>1) Is there any advantage to running in Native mode? (IOW, is it worth it
>>>to purchase WinXP?)
>>>2) Does anybody know if Native mode support is coming to linux?
>>Enhanced SATA (not Legacy) already works in Fedora Core and RHL 8,0/9
>>with newer kernels. I had to install RHL 8.0 in Legacy mode, then I
>>could upgrade the kernel and use Enhanced mode.
>>I think that the Legacy in BIOS bit was a part of another solution.
> Enhanced ICH5 is fine in Enhanced Mode with SATA. It's the RAID option (ICH5R) that requires Legacy Mode to work. I just use software RAID instead. The ICH5R isn't true hardware RAID anyway, from what I've read.
Doesn't software raid also have more tools for recovery? Less
I set up my new computer with software raid after reading the about
the above points. I took what I read to be true.
BTW, the FC1 kernel did recognize my SATA controller (SI) and the raid
that I set up with the BIOS. I removed the HW raid after reading
about recovery and raid tools.
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