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Old 02-18-2007, 11:52 PM   #1
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Unhappy Problems viewing sata HD at Slackware11.0


Hello,
I'm having problems with my new Seagate 120gb SATA harddisk.
I'm using Slackware 11.0 on Kernel 2.6.18. P4S800D-X motherboard.

I wanna use this SATA as slave, it seems it's booting, however I cannot see any /dev/sda*


As I said, seems it is booting:

bash-3.1# dmesg | grep ata
BIOS-e820: 000000001ffb0000 - 000000001ffc0000 (ACPI data)
Memory: 515940k/523968k available (1852k kernel code, 7480k reserved, 717k data, 168k init, 0k highmem)
ReiserFS: hda5: using ordered data mode
libata version 2.00 loaded.
sata_sis 0000:00:05.0: version 0.6
sata_sis 0000:00:05.0: Detected SiS 180/181 chipset in SATA mode
ata1: SATA max UDMA/133 cmd 0xEFF0 ctl 0xEFE6 bmdma 0xEF90 irq 20
ata2: SATA max UDMA/133 cmd 0xEFA8 ctl 0xEFE2 bmdma 0xEF98 irq 20
scsi0 : sata_sis
ata1: SATA link down (SStatus 0 SControl 300)
scsi1 : sata_sis
ata2: SATA link up 1.5 Gbps (SStatus 113 SControl 300)
ata2.00: ATA-6, max UDMA/133, 234441648 sectors: LBA48 NCQ (depth 0/32)
ata2.00: ata2: dev 0 multi count 16
ata2.00: configured for UDMA/133


bash-3.1# lspci | grep SATA
00:05.0 RAID bus controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] RAID bus controller 180 SATA/PATA [SiS] (rev 01)



bash-3.1# lsmod | grep sata
sata_sis 5508 0
libata 76692 1 sata_sis




as I said, everything seems fine, however I cannot see any /dev/sda*
even when I do "fdisk -l" I see no sda*.

Someone has any idea about what is happening here?
 
Old 02-19-2007, 02:38 AM   #2
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Have you configured the drive as slave?

The extreme end of your data cable should go into your primary drive and the middle connecter into the slave drive if you are using a colour coded cable. The jumper should be left in the 'cable select' position. (this is for a non-SATA drive, i'm not sure if it's the same for a SATA drive)
 
Old 02-22-2007, 11:08 AM   #3
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I've found the problem by myself and I would like to share it with the community.

A kernel recompilation would be necessarry:

# cd /usr/src/linux-2.6.*.*/
# make menuconfig


SCSI device support ---->[*] Raid transport Class

SCSI Low-Level Drivers --->[*] Serial ATA (SATA) support[*] SIS 964/180 SATA support (NEW)




Now my SATA harddisk finally works.
 
  


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