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Old 08-29-2007, 02:42 PM   #1
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Unhappy Slack 11 CD boots from SATA, but then not found


Hi,

I'm testing out a new motherboard that I'm going to install in my server. The problem is, that it only has one IDE channel, and I need that for 2 hard drives. To overcome this, I put a IDE/SATA converter on the CD drive and plugged it in to the SATA controller.

I can now boot, the sata.i kernel, from the drive. But once Slack is running, I can't find the drive to install from. If I put in another hard drive, with Slack already installed, and boot it, it finds the CD, as /dev/sr0.

When I boot from the CD, I get the following messages (hopefully without transcription errors):

Code:
SCSI subsystem driver Revision: 1.00
ata1: SATA max UDMA/133 cmd 0x1C30 ct1 0x1C26 bmdma 0x1C10 irq 11
ata2: SATA max UDMA/133 cmd 0x1C28 ct1 0x1C22 bmdma 0x1C18 irq 11
ata1: dev 0 ATAPI, max UDMA/33
ata1: dev 0 configured for UDMA/33
ata2: no device found (phy stat 00000000)
scsi0 : sata_nv
scsi1 : sata_nv
So, it recognised the controller, and also the attached CD drive. But, I can't find any devices in /dev/s* and /proc/scsi doesn't show any either. "fdisk -l" just shows the hard drive at /dev/hda.

So, how come the device was found during boot, but doesn't show up anywhere after that.

Update: I checked /proc/interrupts and that shows irq 11 being serviced by libata.

More updates: On the "working" system, the messages pumped out are very slightly different.

Code:
SCSI subsystem driver Revision: 1.00
ata1: SATA max UDMA/133 cmd 0x1C30 ct1 0x1C26 bmdma 0x1C10 irq 11
ata2: SATA max UDMA/133 cmd 0x1C28 ct1 0x1C22 bmdma 0x1C18 irq 11
ata1: SATA link up 1.5 Gbps (SStatus 113)
ata1: dev 0 ATAPI, max UDMA/33
ata1: dev 0 configured for UDMA/33
ata2: SATA link down (SStatus 0)
scsi0 : sata_nv
scsi1 : sata_nv
Vendor:    Model: ATAPI CDROM    Rev: 110P
Type: CDROM
Cheers.

Last edited by MQMan; 08-29-2007 at 03:44 PM. Reason: Additional information
 
Old 08-30-2007, 01:40 AM   #2
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Unless you really want to knock yourself out trying to solve this, don't bother.

I tried with the Slack 12 CD and that finds the CD drive fine.

I guess the SATA support in the Slack 11, 2.4 kernel, isn't fully "up to snuff".

Cheers.

Last edited by MQMan; 08-31-2007 at 01:19 AM.
 
  


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