All I had to do was put it all together and it worked. Let me know how things go. Not at the Raid prompt Posted 26 September – Are you new to LinuxQuestions. Posted 25 September – I’d have to look around for that CD.

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Before you can a7n8d Windows Updatesthe system must already have Service Pack 3 installed. Not at the Raid prompt This will allow the SATA hard drive to be detected and installation will proceed as expected. The screen should then change to Windows Setup with a blue background. Easy part is getting windows loaded.

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ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe SATA issue

Problems installing FreeBSD 5. We now need to download the SATA drivers and put them onto a floppy.


If you have not already done so, download all the latest drivers for the A7N8X-E Deluxe motherboard from the Asus website and have them ready to use on a CD or flashdrive immediately after the installation of Windows XP. Check the connections if that is the case. Is this what you are referring to in your first post “My MB will see the. The time now is You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. The problem is that while booting Linux the devices hde hdg are trying to get detected and takes a long time to boot.

I will try to report the error messages in another post, because I am unable to copy and paste the boot-up messages here. Depending on what Service Pack is already on the installation CD, you may need to download the stand-alone Service Pack installation files from Microsoft.

It found some thumb drives but not the gb SATA drive. I have to shutdown and turn off PS for a min and then it will boot up Yes, all references will be to GB drive but also apply to both drives. Did this to test if SATA drive might be causing this. I can’t tell you anything better than this option is probably in your main BIOS, since the option is built into your mainboard.


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Do you then see: I will try and disable the RAID in the motherboard. Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer.

Lets know how you get on. Make Google your friend too. Let me know if you do have any trouble.

ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe SATA issue – Internal Hardware

Please elaborate on the circumstance in which the “drive is still not seen”. Edited by jpd, 25 September – Edited by Rraid, 23 September – I called Asus and they were very curt and unhelpful. Not sure exactly how to point it on the motherboard but on the sticker its the bottom center jumper diagram.

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