[CentOS] Re: Intel SATA controller (cmiiw) not recognized by Centos 5.1 installation?

Wed Mar 19 15:37:24 UTC 2008
Michael Simpson <mikie.simpson at gmail.com>

On 3/19/08, bruce <bedouglas at earthlink.net> wrote:
> hey scott...
> are you sure about the installation of windows drivers, not affecting the installation of linux. aren't there a number of cases where in order to install hardware on linux, you 1st need the windows drivers?
> might it be possible that the article/advice the poster was following was with regards to obtaining drivers for the sata controller/drive to be used under linux??

Hi there

The only example of anything approaching this that i know of is using
ndiswrapper to install the windows driver for a wifi card on a linux
box and after 2.6.25 it looks like you will taint the kernel by doing

Using windows drivers within linux is an ugly hack at best.