Thursday, February 02, 2006

Small issue installing XP on SATA - should have remembered this one!

I ran out of time last night, but a little note of caution to those installing XP: I'd forgotten about this, but XP needs extra drivers (VIA SATA RAID) to install on a SATA hard drive. What a pain! XP, of course, can only read these from floppy drive (I tried from CD), and there's no floppy connector on the main board. Bring on the next version of Windows! I hope it doesn't have the same limitations. Anyway, so I've ordered an IDE drive because they're dirt cheap. I'll carry on the review on Friday.

2 Comments:

Blogger pocketmoon said...

Could you use an external USB Floppy drive ?

If the bios recognises it as a floppy device before windows loads then you may be in with a chance :)

I'm inches aways from ordering a nano myself!

10:13 am  
Blogger pocketmoon said...

I've caved in and bought one too!

Keepp up the good work! I can learn from your experiences :)

Rob J
Berkshire.

12:30 pm  

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