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« on: July 23, 2014, 11:39:07 AM »

Hi,

I'm technically proficient but not overly experienced with Linux (for years now I have tended to install Slackware as part of a multiboot set-up on all my machines, but don't boot into it that often) and am very new to DSL.  I have set up a USB memory stick with multiple installation/live CD options using WinSetupFromUSB (which I heartily recommend) which seems to work fine for running DSL as a live CD.  However, I am having trouble installing it to the HDD on both my MSI laptop and Shuttle PC.

When I boot DSL from memory stick without any options it boots fine, but when I run "fdisk -l" in a terminal window it doesn't show the machine's HDD - on the Shuttle PC it shows nothing, and on the laptop it only shows the memory stick.

When I boot DSL from the memory stick using the "dsl sata" option, the boot process hangs very early on with the message "Loading sata_vsc.o..."

Both machines have SATA HDDs, and both are set to IDE emulation in the BIOS since I also have Windows 2000 and Windows XP installations on them (and I haven't looked into creating Windows installation CDs which incorporate the necessary SATA drivers).

Can anyone help with either the "fdisk -l" problem or the "Loading sata_vsc.o..." problem?

Thanks very much,

3g
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« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2014, 01:12:02 PM »

OK, I have done a bit more testing.  My MSI laptop's BIOS gives the following SATA options when configuring the Southbridge:

  • Native IDE
  • RAID
  • AHCI
  • Legacy IDE
  • IDE->AHCI
  • Other Storage

When I set it to "Legacy IDE" then "sudo fdisk -l" does show the hard drive - as /dev/hdb (the USB memory stick is /dev/sda), but it can't be found for any other setting.  Additionally, booting using "dsl sata" hangs with the "Loading sata_vsc.o..." message no mattr which setting I use - shouldn't it work for at least one of them???

So, I have 2 questions:

(1) If I use the "Legacy IDE" setting and install it to my HDD (logical partitition /dev/hdb9), will it then boot from the HDD install (a) once I remove the USB memory stick (so the HDD partition will presumably become /dev/hda9), and (b) if I change the BIOS setting to something else?

(2) I already have GRUB2 installed from Xubuntu installed on /dev/hdb6 (sda6 usually) - will the frugal install of DSL screw up the existing GRUB2 set-up?

Thanks very much,

3g
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