Accessing SATA drive

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Post 3+ Months Ago

How can I access my SATA drive in linux? I have a driver, and let's say I installed the driver, where is the drive itself?
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I don't have a SATA drive myself, but for all your drives you'd have to mount it and format it.

Depending on which distribution you use there should either be a GUI-config for your drives or you just mount it manually.

Also depending on your distribution it usually automatically mounts the drive for me. For Suse 9.1 my windows partitions are mounted uner /windows/, and for my other ones under /dev/.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Not to sound ambiguous, but it depends. The 2.6 kernel has many updates to sATA capabilities. There are also various types of sATA, which would also require different drivers.

Generally speaking, update to kernel 2.6, figure out which driver you need for your hardware, and compile it.


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