[mythtv-users] SATA & FC4 question
ffrr at tpg.com.au
Fri Dec 23 03:04:12 EST 2005
Neil Bird wrote:
> Around about 22/12/05 13:25, Kirk Grell typed ...
>> I've purchased hardware for my MythTV backend and plan
>> to install Fedora Core 4. The drive I bought was a
>> SATA drive (Maxtor). For anyone who has installed FC4
>> on a single SATA drive, did you run into any issues?
> I just upgraded my FC4 boot drive to be a SATA one; the only issues
> you're going to have are with respect to support for the SATA chipset
> on your mobo. I say this without pretending to be an expert or
> anything :-) I just had a read-around before plumping for a couple of
> SATA drives.
> Gut feeling is that with FC4 (+updates) you shouldn't have any probs.
You are right about the SATA chipset. Mine installed and worked, but
then file system corruptions crept in. The SATA chipset was a si3112
and they are apparently notorious. A BIOS update then setting one of the
parameters to an EXTREME setting, finally stopped the errors, but then
made it interfere with the data coming from my DVB-T card, causing video
corruption. They seem to fight over the PCI bus.
This was on an NF7-S motherboard with nForce2. Hopefully things are
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