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    Default Knoppix doesn't find hard drive

    Not much action here for Linux. My system is a new machine with 2 physical SATA drives in it, each drive with a Vista partition. I booted from a live 5.1.1 Knoppix dvd. Although Knoppix boots, it does not find the hard drives.

    cat /proc/partitions
    returns:

    major minor #blocks name

    240 0 1997952 cloop0

    the output from
    su
    fdisk -l
    is
    <nothing>

    output from:
    sfdisk -l
    is
    <nothing>

    output from:
    dmesg | grep sdb
    is
    <nothing>

    output from:
    dmesg | grep sda
    is:
    <nothing>

    The ISO file that I used for the image check summed alright.

    The Box is a Shuttle, The motherboard ... well I hope this helps. It's Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 Dual Core Processor, with Intel G33 Express chipset.

    The lspci -v command was displayed after a failsafe startup. Here is the output.

    knoppix@Knoppix:~$ lspci -v
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Unknown device 29c0 (rev 02)
    Subsystem: Holco Enterprise Co, Ltd/Shuttle Computer Unknown device 3106
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
    Capabilities: <access denied>

    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Unknown device 29c2 (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [VGA])
    Subsystem: Holco Enterprise Co, Ltd/Shuttle Computer Unknown device 3106
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 10
    Memory at fde80000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512K]
    I/O ports at ff00 [size=8]
    Memory at d0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
    Memory at fdb00000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1M]
    Capabilities: <access denied>

    00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Unknown device 29c3 (rev 02)
    Subsystem: Holco Enterprise Co, Ltd/Shuttle Computer Unknown device 3106
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
    Memory at fdf00000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512K]
    Capabilities: <access denied>

    00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation Unknown device 2937 (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
    Subsystem: Holco Enterprise Co, Ltd/Shuttle Computer Unknown device 3106
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
    I/O ports at fe00 [size=32]
    Capabilities: <access denied>

    00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation Unknown device 2938 (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
    Subsystem: Holco Enterprise Co, Ltd/Shuttle Computer Unknown device 3106
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 20
    I/O ports at fd00 [size=32]
    Capabilities: <access denied>

    00:1a.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation Unknown device 2939 (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
    Subsystem: Holco Enterprise Co, Ltd/Shuttle Computer Unknown device 3106
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 21
    I/O ports at fc00 [size=32]
    Capabilities: <access denied>

    00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation Unknown device 293c (rev 02) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
    Subsystem: Holco Enterprise Co, Ltd/Shuttle Computer Unknown device 3106
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 18
    Memory at fdfff000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
    Capabilities: <access denied>

    00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Unknown device 293e (rev 02)
    Subsystem: Holco Enterprise Co, Ltd/Shuttle Computer Unknown device 3106
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 3
    Memory at fdff8000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
    Capabilities: <access denied>

    00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Unknown device 2940 (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
    Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=0
    I/O behind bridge: 0000d000-0000dfff
    Memory behind bridge: fd900000-fd9fffff
    Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000fd800000-00000000fd8fffff
    Capabilities: <access denied>

    00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Unknown device 2942 (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
    Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=02, sec-latency=0
    I/O behind bridge: 0000b000-0000bfff
    Memory behind bridge: fdd00000-fddfffff
    Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000fdc00000-00000000fdcfffff
    Capabilities: <access denied>

    00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation Unknown device 2934 (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
    Subsystem: Holco Enterprise Co, Ltd/Shuttle Computer Unknown device 3106
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 19
    I/O ports at fb00 [size=32]
    Capabilities: <access denied>

    00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation Unknown device 2935 (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
    Subsystem: Holco Enterprise Co, Ltd/Shuttle Computer Unknown device 3106
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 21
    I/O ports at fa00 [size=32]
    Capabilities: <access denied>

    00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation Unknown device 2936 (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
    Subsystem: Holco Enterprise Co, Ltd/Shuttle Computer Unknown device 3106
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 18
    I/O ports at f900 [size=32]
    Capabilities: <access denied>

    00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation Unknown device 293a (rev 02) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
    Subsystem: Holco Enterprise Co, Ltd/Shuttle Computer Unknown device 3106
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 19
    Memory at fdffe000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
    Capabilities: <access denied>

    00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 92) (prog-if 01 [Subtractive decode])
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
    Bus: primary=00, secondary=03, subordinate=03, sec-latency=32
    I/O behind bridge: 0000c000-0000cfff
    Memory behind bridge: fda00000-fdafffff
    Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000f8000000-00000000fbffffff
    Capabilities: <access denied>

    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Unknown device 2912 (rev 02)
    Subsystem: Holco Enterprise Co, Ltd/Shuttle Computer Unknown device 3106
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0
    Capabilities: <access denied>

    00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation Unknown device 2920 (rev 02) (prog-if 8f [Master SecP SecO PriP PriO])
    Subsystem: Holco Enterprise Co, Ltd/Shuttle Computer Unknown device 3106
    Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 11
    I/O ports at f800 [size=8]
    I/O ports at f700 [size=4]
    I/O ports at f600 [size=8]
    I/O ports at f500 [size=4]
    I/O ports at f400 [size=16]
    I/O ports at f300 [size=16]
    Capabilities: <access denied>

    00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation Unknown device 2930 (rev 02)
    Subsystem: Holco Enterprise Co, Ltd/Shuttle Computer Unknown device 3106
    Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 11
    Memory at fdffd000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
    I/O ports at 0500 [size=32]

    00:1f.5 IDE interface: Intel Corporation Unknown device 2926 (rev 02) (prog-if 85 [Master SecO PriO])
    Subsystem: Holco Enterprise Co, Ltd/Shuttle Computer Unknown device 3106
    Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 11
    I/O ports at f100 [size=8]
    I/O ports at f000 [size=4]
    I/O ports at ef00 [size=8]
    I/O ports at ee00 [size=4]
    I/O ports at ed00 [size=16]
    I/O ports at ec00 [size=16]
    Capabilities: <access denied>

    01:00.0 IDE interface: JMicron Technologies, Inc. Unknown device 2368 (prog-if 85 [Master SecO PriO])
    Subsystem: JMicron Technologies, Inc. Unknown device 2368
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
    I/O ports at df00 [size=8]
    I/O ports at de00 [size=4]
    I/O ports at dd00 [size=8]
    I/O ports at dc00 [size=4]
    I/O ports at db00 [size=16]
    [virtual] Expansion ROM at fd800000 [disabled] [size=64K]
    Capabilities: <access denied>

    02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Unknown device 4364 (rev 12)
    Subsystem: Holco Enterprise Co, Ltd/Shuttle Computer Unknown device 3016
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17
    Memory at fddfc000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
    I/O ports at be00 [size=256]
    [virtual] Expansion ROM at fdc00000 [disabled] [size=128K]
    Capabilities: <access denied>

    03:09.0 Multimedia video controller: Internext Compression Inc iTVC16 (CX23416) MPEG-2 Encoder (rev 01)
    Subsystem: Hauppauge computer works Inc. WinTV PVR 150
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 128, IRQ 5
    Memory at f8000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=64M]
    Capabilities: <access denied>

    03:0a.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB43AB22/A IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link) (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
    Subsystem: Holco Enterprise Co, Ltd/Shuttle Computer Unknown device 5106
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 18
    Memory at fdaff000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=2K]
    Memory at fdaf8000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
    Capabilities: <access denied>

    knoppix@Knoppix:~$

    I'm thinking this may be hardware related, to the motherboard chipset (?) Since this is a hardware forum ... thought I'd try here.

    Got alot to learn about both hardware and Linux, but I'm trying. I also posted to Knoppix here if anyone is interested.

    http://www.knoppix.net/forum/viewtop...8315&highlight=

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    Default Re: Knoppix doesn't find hard drive

    You may need a SATA driver installed during the Knoppix installation so that Linux can find your drive. I know my motherboard driver disk has linux drivers in addition to the Windows drivers. ..."Press F6 if you need to install a third party SCSI or RAID driver" is the Windows method during install... . It's been awhile since I installed any version of Linux but I believe there is prolly an option at some point during install to use a floppy (or USB) to install the necessary drivers.
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    Default Re: Knoppix doesn't find hard drive

    I'm with PrairieDawg, the Knoppix distro is probably older than you motherboard chipset so there's no support for the onboard SATA

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    Default Re: Knoppix doesn't find hard drive

    You might also see about downloading a newer version of the distro. I know that newer kernels have supported my SATA drives upon installation.
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    Default Re: Knoppix doesn't find hard drive

    Thanks for your response you guys. I'm really with all of you, I think the SATA support is not in this Knoppix distro. After your posts id did some looking at how to go about adding the linux SATA drivers, well it looked pretty daunting to this cowpoke. I really like the idea of finding a new distro, but it seems like quite some time since the expected new Knoppix release has been announced, and I don't seem to be able to find newer than my 5.1.1. I may have to wait for that, none the less, or find a different way.

    Thanks for the ideas!

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    Default Re: Knoppix doesn't find hard drive

    might want to try fedora core 7 or ubuntu 8 as a live cd distro. A friend of mine has an Intel MicroATX mbob with the Intel G33 Express chipset and his system booted up fine with both.

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