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Old 01-22-04, 09:53 PM   #14
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Default Re: sata

Originally posted by buxom
i did not even try to do the SATA. i went with just the ide and it worked fine. I did have to disable the SATA in the bios to get the win2k installer to boot and find the ide drive though. The bios upgrade I did later may have fixed that now.
Well, I actually need Windows to see the SATA device, and I'd prefer it if it cannot find the IDE drive, as I don't want it to even notice its presence lest it ask if I want to format it -- I have no NTFS partitions on it, so Windows has no business looking at it. Still, I have to decide if I want the base WinXP installation on the SATA drive or if I want to keep it on the 9GB NTFS partition of my current 18GB SCSI drive (which is how I have things arranged now, with the root partition of my Linux install being on the other 9GB partition).

After reading some more posts here I figured out that I actually want the ia32 drivers that are listed for the nforce2. I thought the amd64 tarball would be for the nforce3 but I guess they did not change enough with the nforce3 from the nforce2 to need a new version.
Thanks for this information, I'll keep it in mind.

Now I am on to getting the video to work...
Oh, dear. What kind of problems are you having?

I managed to get the 1.0-5328 drivers up and running without a hitch on my current setup, but I am concerned about it on a more up-to-date machine. I also don't know if I should use the AMD 64 drivers or just the old IA32 ones for now.
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