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SATA in SuSE 11.0 64-bit

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I have an ASUS f8VA. When it came, all I wanted to do was install SuSE 11 on it. It took me hours of scouring forums and rebooting and re-burning what I thought were corrupt DVD images, when I learned that I needed to change the IDE setting in my BIOS to "compatibility mode" instead of "enhanced mode". The problem is that when I reboot into Windows, I first need to change the BIOS back into enhanced mode. The same goes for Linux: I need to change BACK to compatibility mode in the BIOS and reboot AGAIN to start Linux.

 

From what I can gather, this is because of problems with Linux and SATA. Google will give me nothing, except more definitions of the problem. Can anybody else help me?

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when you boot back into windows is it XP ?

 

if so I can help

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No, it's 32-bit Vista Home Premium. I don't have the time or motivation to dig up XP drivers for this thing, and Vista runs decently well on it. I just need it for certain programs I use for school, I'd like to use Linux for everything else.

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try opening device manager, locate and double click on the hard disc controller *change driver* from SATA or whatever it\s listed as to Standard Dual Channel PCI/IDE

 

then you should be able to reboot and boot with the bios set to enhanced (or vice versa)

 

try it !

 

cheers

anyweb

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