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Old 01-28-2004, 02:47 PM   #1
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Can I disable SATA probing in my Fedora Kernel?

I'm running FC1 (just installed) using all the fresh off the CD stuff (can't download anything else right now - I've already exceeded my bandwidth for the day

Anyway, I have a SCSI hdd, a SATA RAID array, and an IDE hdd. Before init occurs, the kernel detects the SATA drives, but not as a RAID entity. It then tries to read them and gives me a lovely screen of errors. As a result of SATA detection, my Primary Master PATA drive becomes /dev/hde.

Following this, init starts, and then Fedora dies - sitting there just before (I think) where the drives are remounted in read-write mode.

Anyway, I have no care for using my SATA RAID array in Linux, but can I pass a kernel parameter to stop the kernel picking it up? Even better is there a kernel version that doesn't have SATA capabilities compiled into it?

Furthermore, the kernel I got with FC1 doens't support reading NTFS - any suggestions there?

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What type of controller do the sata drives use. You may need to add options to lilo of the form:
ide0=xxxx,xxxx,xx ide1=xxxx,xxxx,xx ide2=0 ide3=0 etcetera.
You may have to do some googling to find out.
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They use the good old Silicon Image controller (onboard my mobo.)

Also I'm using GRUB not LILO.
Old 07-17-2006, 05:06 PM   #4
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You might find this useful:

though I'm not sure if it quite covers it not working. I'm going to use it to stop my system spending an extra half hour looking for drives I dobn't have

Good luck


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