Re: Linux on Dell Precision 450 ?
From: J.Neuhoff (NOSPAM_at_webcom.com)
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2004 13:28:18 +0100
Thank you for your suggestion. How stable is the latest Fedora Core 2 /
Meanwhile, I re-inserted the IDE-drive (hda), in addition to the SATA drive
(hde), and out of a sudden, Fedora Core 1 was able to see the hde.
Looks like when there is an empty IDE controller, nothing goes, even if
there is also a SATA controller with a SATA harddrive.
S. Umar wrote:
> I am running Fedora on a number of DELL Precision 350's. I am surprised
> that there is a problem with SATA, with graphics card there may be a way
> of doing the install in character mode. Linux may have the support but the
> installer may not!
> I have one suggestion though.....I would try installing Fedora Core
> 2/test3 instead of Fedora Core 1. You should be able to find the iso
> images under the test or development tree. If it is not there it will be
> in a few days. The reason is that FC2 uses kernel 2.6 instead of 2.4 like
> FC1. These are radically different. It also uses a much newer version of X
> for video support. If you install FC1 and try to update to FC2 you'll have
> to do a lot of work. FC2 is much better in almost every way. It is also
> possible that 2.6 kernel has support for many more things.
> Good luck.