[mythtv-users] SATA & FC4 question

ffrr 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 
better now...

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