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Old 10-06-2008, 05:01 PM   #1
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Linux Not Recognizing SATA Drives


No version of Linux under the sun (thus far) is recognizing my NTFS SATA drives. BIOS sees them, Vista sees (and uses) them, but Linux just doesn't want to.

I've tried the most recent stable releases of Fedora, Ubuntu, Slackware, and PCLinuxOS to no avail. They all see my PATA drive, but not my SATA drives.

Here's the output of fdisk -l

Code:
Disk /dev/sda: 40.0 GB, 40020664320 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4865 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00075af0

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *           1        4660    37431418+  83  Linux
/dev/sda2            4661        4865     1646662+   5  Extended
/dev/sda5            4661        4865     1646631   82  Linux swap / Solaris

Disk /dev/sdb: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x5b6ac646

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdb1               1       19457   156288321    c  W95 FAT32 (LBA)
It's an MSI P43 Neo3 motherboard. I haven't been able to find anything one way or the other about compatibility.

[EDIT]
sda is the PATA device. sdb is an external hard drive.
[/EDIT]

Last edited by LinuxCrayon; 10-06-2008 at 05:08 PM. Reason: Additional information
 
Old 10-06-2008, 06:01 PM   #2
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Posting the output of ' /sbin/lspci -v ' will help to see the chipset of the sata controller and then see if it is supported under one of the kernel sata modules. May require kernel recompile to work.

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Old 10-06-2008, 06:12 PM   #3
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Here are the results:
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02:00.0 SATA controller: JMicron Technologies, Inc. JMicron 20360/20363 AHCI Controller (rev 03) (prog-if 01 [AHCI 1.0])
	Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Unknown device 7514
	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
	Memory at feafe000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
From what I've read, there are no known compatibility issues.
 
Old 10-06-2008, 06:52 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by LinuxCrayon View Post
Here are the results:
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02:00.0 SATA controller: JMicron Technologies, Inc. JMicron 20360/20363 AHCI Controller (rev 03) (prog-if 01 [AHCI 1.0])
	Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Unknown device 7514
	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
	Memory at feafe000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
From what I've read, there are no known compatibility issues.
Is this Ubuntu?

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source....17/+bug/57502
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...gether-555844/

Last edited by Darvocet; 10-06-2008 at 06:54 PM.
 
Old 10-06-2008, 07:56 PM   #5
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It is Ubuntu, and I saw that, but it applies to an older kernel. Mine is 2.6.24-19-generic.
 
  


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