Motherboard and SATA questions

Markku Kolkka markkuk at
Mon Jan 31 12:08:36 UTC 2005

Scot L. Harris kirjoitti viestissään (lähetysaika maanantai, 31. 
tammikuuta 2005 03:07):
> I am in the process of collecting the parts for a system that
> will run Fedora Core 3.  One of the things I am not certain
> about is using SATA type drives.  Have always used IDE drives
> or SCSI drives in previous systems.  The motherboard I am
> looking at is an ASUS P5GD2 Deluxe.  I am planning on using
> several Maxtor 300GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive, Model 6B300S0
> drives as well as Plextor Serial ATA 12X DVD+/-RW Drive, Model
> PX-712SA/SW drive.

Support for ATAPI devices (CD/DVD) for SATA is still under 
development, it's likely not supported by the FC3 kernel.

> Three things I have not been able to find out yet, first will
> this motherboard support a total of 8 SATA drives?

According to the specs it does.

> Third, will I be able to boot the system from the Plextor SATA
> DVD drive?

Most likely not with the FC3 install DVD.

 Markku Kolkka
 markku.kolkka at

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