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Old 02-12-2004, 10:31 AM   #1
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Question How to ignore SATA on boot?

I had major problems installing redhat9 on my workstation, but after forcing the issue, I have an install. HOWEVER, I cannot boot to linux without going into my Bios and changing my IDE setting to ignore my SATA drives (they are for XP, but I can't get rid of them). I have a seperate (the only) IDE drive for linux.

IDE Hard drive Maxtor 6Y160P0 Ultra IDE 160 GB HD (entirely for linux) on HDA (master). MB is Asus P4C800-E (i have disabled the promise controller, the sata drives are on the southbridge Intel ICH5R).

The drives I want to ignore (preferably I would have a driver for these, but I have completely given up on that possibility) are:
2xMaxtor SATA 150 GB (Raid0) - used only for XP

The linux boot hangs (if I don't disable the SATA controllers) at:

ide0 at 0xefe0-0xefe7, 0xefae on irq 11.

Presumably the ICH5R controller is loaded on irq 11 previously.

Assistance is always well received. I'm pretty green so no worries about obvious suggestions. Thanks.
Old 03-12-2004, 01:47 PM   #2
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When I was installing Slackware 9 with SATA the install would hang at the same point... I got around it by putting the drives into 'compatibility' mode.. which in my bios equates to Legacy mode SATA + PATA. It then folds my 4 IDE channels into 2 and everything works fine (well.. almost.. slack for some reason can only see the primary sata drive)



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