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ExploreMN
January 19th, 2007, 07:00 AM
I'm curious if this version will expand chipset support to include more of the SiS chips - primarily 965L. The current 6.10 release can't seem to see any SATA or IDE controllers.

FLPCGuy
January 21st, 2007, 01:13 AM
I'm curious if this version will expand chipset support to include more of the SiS chips - primarily 965L. The current 6.10 release can't seem to see any SATA or IDE controllers.
As I understand it this may have something to do with SATA software RAID support in newer chipsets.

Here are some drive workaround ideas:
http://linux.derkeiler.com/Newsgroups/comp.os.linux.hardware/2005-05/0707.html

http://linuxmafia.com/faq/Hardware/sata.html

I'm building a PC Chips A33G system with SiS 965L Southbridge and 761GX Northbridge with built-in SiS video. They don't have Linux or Vista drivers. The previous generation 741GX video worked fine with all Linux distros I tried, I hope the new video is usable.

ExploreMN
January 21st, 2007, 07:51 AM
Well, actually if you go to SiS's website instead of PC Chips you can get the drivers...at least the source code. Then you need to compile it yourself.

Also, I don't know about the RAID stuff. I'm not using RAID...however, I gave up on Linux and just installed Windows XP Professional and MediaPortal instead. No problems there...