[mythtv-users] S-ATA Card recommendation
chua_kianteck at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Mar 15 02:12:50 EST 2004
As I mentioned in another post, if you intend to use FC1 with Promise
SATA controller, avoid using the SATA drive as the root partition.
Stock FC1 cannot detect the Promise SATA drive. You'll have to use an
IDE as the root disk and after that, install the Promise SATA driver
(www.promise.com) to access the SATA drive.
Joe Votour wrote:
>Although I don't use SATA on my MythTV machine, I do
>use it on my Linux desktop machine, so I can give you
>some of the trials and tribulations I've gone through.
>First, you need to decide which kernel you're going to
>use, 2.4 or 2.6, and what distribution you'll use.
>The 2.6 kernel provides drivers for more cards, but
>the catch is that it may not play nicely with some
>other hardware used for MythTV without some patching.
>The Silicon Image 3112A is probably your best bet for
>SATA - it's supported under Linux 2.4 and 2.6. I have
>one on my motherboard and it works okay, as long as I
>don't use Fedora Core 1 or 2 with it. The reason for
>this is that I use IDE hard drives with SATA
>converters, and libata doesn't like that in
>conjunction with Intel ICH5 SATA. Running a stock 2.4
>kernel works fine, although I get a bunch of SATA
>"errors" (kernel messages) on the Silicon Image,
>because of the SATA converter, but no problems - since
>you're using real SATA drives, I don't think that this
>If you're using 2.6, then you could also get a Promise
>TX2 150 card. I got one with a Maxtor hard drive I
>bought, and it works well. But, it won't work under
>2.4 (although I think there is a patch available
>Those are the only cards that I have experience with.
>--- Steve Dorsey <steve at dorseygraphics.com> wrote:
>> I have 2 SATA drives and an Intel D845EBT Mobo.
>>I'd like to use the
>>drives on my MythTV box. Can anyone recommend a good
>>cheap PCI SATA
>>card which will be fully Linux compatible and will
>>work with MythTV?
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