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Old 09-30-2004, 12:50 PM   #1
Dillbilly
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Linux doesn't recognize SATA drives


So I recently bought an Intel D915PCY motherboard because it supports 4 SATA drives and was reletively inexepensive. When I go to install Linux (any distro, I've tried the latest releases of Fedora, Gentoo, and Mandrake) only two of the hard drives are recognized by the system. The only OS that acknowledges all 4 drives is Windows XP. I haven't taken the time to open up my case again and figure out which two drives aren't being detected, but then that isn't really the issue, since I know that they are working properly. Is this an issue with the 915 chipset and Linux support for it, or is there something that I'm overlooking when installing that would reveal the presence of the mystery drives?
 
Old 09-30-2004, 04:55 PM   #2
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dillbilly; check the compatibility bewteen
SATA drv and linux.
http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Hardware-HOWTO/index.html
if ur sata drvs show being supported then probalbly it maybe a misconfig some where. check that out.
 
Old 09-30-2004, 10:57 PM   #3
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915 chipset is kinda new for Linux.........Give it a few mths for better support
 
Old 10-02-2004, 07:04 PM   #4
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I had the same problems with my mobo, ASUS P5GD2, and linux 2.5.4, upgrading to 2.6.8 fixed the problem....

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Old 10-03-2004, 04:05 AM   #5
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Yea, I have a question. I have 2 Western Digital 7200RPM SATA Drives in RAID 0. But my linux distro (Knoppix 3.6) can't see the drives. Could It be my RAID Set up?

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0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-8151 System Controller (rev 13)
0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-8151 AGP Bridge (rev 13)
0000:00:02.0 PCI bridge: ALi Corporation M5249 HTT to PCI Bridge
0000:00:03.0 ISA bridge: ALi Corporation M1563 HyperTransport South Bridge (rev 20)
0000:00:03.1 Bridge: ALi Corporation M7101 Power Management Controller [PMU]
0000:00:04.0 Multimedia audio controller: ALi Corporation M5455 PCI AC-Link Controller Audio Device (rev 03)
0000:00:0e.0 IDE interface: ALi Corporation M5229 IDE (rev c5)
0000:00:0f.0 USB Controller: ALi Corporation USB 1.1 Controller (rev 03)
0000:00:0f.1 USB Controller: ALi Corporation USB 1.1 Controller (rev 03)
0000:00:0f.2 USB Controller: ALi Corporation USB 1.1 Controller (rev 03)
0000:00:0f.3 USB Controller: ALi Corporation USB 2.0 Controller (rev 01)
0000:00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 NorthBridge
0000:00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 NorthBridge
0000:00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 NorthBridge
0000:00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 NorthBridge
0000:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5200] (rev a1)
0000:02:08.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)
0000:02:0b.0 Unknown mass storage controller: ALi Corporation: Unknown device 5281 (rev a1)
0000:02:0b.1 Unknown mass storage controller: ALi Corporation: Unknown device 5228 (rev c6)

Last edited by Dygear; 10-03-2004 at 04:06 AM.
 
Old 10-04-2004, 01:36 PM   #6
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dygear; seems that host controller not recognizing WD drvs nor SATA. check the bios settings. also check the raid master.slave (o,1.) that they are in correctly order.
 
Old 10-04-2004, 03:03 PM   #7
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Re: Linux doesn't recognize SATA drives

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Originally posted by Dillbilly
So I recently bought an Intel D915PCY motherboard because it supports 4 SATA drives and was reletively inexepensive.
My intel boards have a setting burried in the BIOS that sets the IDE(?) mode. IIRC, the options are Enhanced, ???, and Legacy. It has to be on "Legacy" for the drives to be recognized. I believe the disadvantage to this is that you cannot run all the SATA and all the IDE ports at the same time, but certain combinations are allowed.
 
  


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