Re: K8V-Deluxe, Demudi, SATA/VIA
Gerrit Schutte <gerrit <at> snohoma.com>
2005-07-01 18:11:47 GMT
My tests on the K8V, and K8V SE Deluxe have failed on installations in the
same exact manner. The bios on both boards is fairly old, but I really
don't think that is the issue so much as the SATA controllers just don't
want to work.
Then again, I had a curious side effect of my part-swapping.
I swapped out the K8V SE Deluxe (w/3400+ Althlon64) for a P5P800 (w/2.8 P4
LGA775). The hard drives on both machines are the same (WD Raptor 36GB
10krpm), but the P5P800 doesn't require a SATA driver at installation.
Installation on the Intel-based system went smooth. In fact, it took it
maybe 15 minutes to fully install, and has had only 1 issue.
That issue was that I had a 80GB WD IDE (ATA100 8MB Cache) wouldn't allow
the SATA drive to boot as the primary. When I reconfigured the bios to set
the SATA as primary, it gave me errors about how it couldn't find hd0 (the
Raptor). When I unplug the 80GB everything works fine.
So.. my conclusion is that SATA has issues when mixed with IDEs on Demudi.
Perhaps I'm going about my configurations wrong, but its all pretty standard
Also, I'm not getting any network connectivity on Demudi. With all 3
installations I've done (2 Intel-based P4P800/P5P800, 1 AMD-based A7N8X)
that are working, none of them have the ability to connect to the outside
world, or even in the local network. It claims that it can not find my
onboard ethernet device (on the P5P800 its a Marvell Gigabit LAN), but I
know for a fact that the network cards on all these machines are good (the
A7V8X even had an additional network card put on it along with its 10/100