[PLUG] SATA Disk support

kapil pendse kapil.pendse at gmail.com
Fri May 12 06:38:48 PDT 2006


On 5/12/06, Raghavendra Bhat <ragu at vsnl.com> wrote:
>
> Desi Penguin
>
> >> have Dell GX620 in my office. It has 80GB SATA disk.
>
> Do post the output for 'lspci -v' here.  Is this a desktop machine?
> Want to confirm the chipset for the sata controller.
>
>
> >> Neither Knoppix 4.02 LiveCD, nor Ubuntu Dapper Drake Flight 7 livecd
> can
> >> detect this disk
>
> Seems to be an issue with the driver for your sata disk in the hardware
> probe of these.
>
>
> >> Any suggestions ?
>
> The latest deban Etch netinst.iso may detect your drive/controller!
>
> --
> 73s de Ragu
>


Did you try changing any BIOS settings? You need to enable SATA controller
from BIOS. Also, there are some limitations about how many hard disk
controllers can be enabled at a time along with SATA (this is true on my PC
with mobo D865GBF).

I've been using my PC with Seagate SATA since 2004 without any problems.
Initially I too had come across this problem but once I made changes to
BIOS, it never was an issue again. Do check this up. I had posted details of
this solution to PLUG almost a year or more back. Please to search through
PLUG archives, although I'm not very sure whether they are available any
more after PLUG website moved to a new hosting service.

If you cannot find it, let me know, I'll tell you step by step. :-)

By the way, I've used SuSE 9.0 and Redhat 9 on my SATA 80GB disk, so latest
versions should not have any problems with this, I think its the BIOS
setting that needs to be altered.

Good luck!
Kapil

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