Motherboard and SATA questions

Scot L. Harris webid at
Mon Jan 31 14:27:53 UTC 2005

On Mon, 2005-01-31 at 07:08, Markku Kolkka wrote:
> 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.

That is what I was worried about. 

> > 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.

Thanks for the info.  You have saved me some time and money.  Will look
for a IDE type DVD burner for this project.

Scot L. Harris
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