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Old 09-10-2006, 11:11 AM   #1
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How to setup linux to enable by HDDs as SATA


How to setup linux to enable by HDDs as SATA?, windows wont detect my hdds on sata mode and hence i have set them to IDE frm the BIOS how to i automate this, wherin when i login to Linux it detects the hdds as SATAS even when i have set them as IDE in the BIOS
 
Old 09-10-2006, 05:14 PM   #2
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You can't have it both ways. If both operating systems that you are booting can't see SATA then you can't use SATA without switching the bios emulation at start up each time. Linux has good support for SATA. It just has to be enabled in the kernel. I think most of the main stream distros are shipping with SATA enabled kernels now.

As far as filesystem set up, you can look this up on the internet. There are great resources out there for this. I'm not going to repeat them here.

You will have to set up the file system during the install to use SATA with raid and also configure the boot loader for raid accordingly. I know you didn't mention it but I'm assuming you're looking at raid because you mention HDDs, plural?

Otherwise it just needs to be enabled in the kernel for Linux.

Try this for starters even though it's a bit dated:
http://linuxmafia.com/faq/Hardware/sata.html

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Old 09-10-2006, 05:25 PM   #3
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Whether or not your distro supports SATA is an entirely different thing than whether or not your hard drives actually are SATA, and based on your description it appears they are not. Note that SATA and PATA (eg, IDE) drives have a variety of differences in their hardware. More discussion about the differences here: http://www.directron.com/patasata.html
 
Old 09-11-2006, 05:54 AM   #4
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Well both of them are SATA Drives.....sorry for the confusion


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Whether or not your distro supports SATA is an entirely different thing than whether or not your hard drives actually are SATA, and based on your description it appears they are not. Note that SATA and PATA (eg, IDE) drives have a variety of differences in their hardware. More discussion about the differences here: http://www.directron.com/patasata.html
 
  


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