New SATA Hard Drive
k5di at zianet.com
Thu Sep 20 20:53:03 UTC 2007
Phil Meyer wrote:
> Karl Larsen wrote:
>> Today I installed the SATA hard drive I ordered and on the
>> motherboard I found a SATA power plug and I plugged this drive into
>> the SATA1 plug. I looked at the BIOS and it calls it an IDE drive but
>> way out in position. I saw no way to tell BIOS it is really a SATA
>> drive. I guess this is normal :-)
>> I went looking for the new hard drive with "fdisk" and it was
>> called /dev/sdf by this F7 computer. I plan to put Windows XP in the
>> first partition so it will be happy. It's an 8 GB partition so it
>> will be enough since I will never use it.
>> Linux will be this F7 transfered to that hard drive in parts. Or
>> it may be a whole new load. This has not been worked out yet.
> Karl, cat /proc/cpuinfo and look for vm in the flags. You way want to
> give up dual boot in favor of virtual OSes. Makes life much easier if
> there is a Windows app you just cannot live without.
> Its no good for gaming or video intensive apps right now, but most
> else it works at normal performance using the kvm module and qemu-kvm.
> You can test easily enough.
> # modprobe kvm-intel
> # modprobe kvm-amd
> No errors on the command line?
> # dmesg | tail
> No errors regarding the kvm module?
> You can successfully run windows (or whatever) using the kvm switch on
> your CPU and the kvm module built into the newer kernels.
> # yum install kvm qemu ( you need both versions of qemu because all
> the utilities are not included in the kvm package)
> No need to reboot again, ever! :)
> Good Luck!
Phil no idea who the words were for. Nothing you said has anything
to do with a SATA hard drive.
Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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