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Old 01-03-2011, 09:19 AM   #1
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Linux will not recognize any SATA devices

Hi all,

I'm trying to setup Linux on my friend's system but none of my Live CDs (gparted, kubuntu) will detect the SATA HDD or SATA optical drive.

I keep getting the error message "unable to find a medium containing a live file system".

I can boot into gparted from a USB flashdrive but it will not recognize the SATA HDD or any of the partitions on it.

System info:

XFX GeForce 8200 (XFX MI-A78S-8209) motherboard
nvidia nforce 8200 chipset
Liteon ATAPI iHAS220 SATA optical drive

Thank you for any help.
Old 01-03-2011, 09:36 AM   #2
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From a newegg review of the board:

Pain in the rear to get Ubuntu 8.04 to recognize the SATA drive. After hours of googling and failed attempts I found that you should add ""pci=nomsi"" to your kernel boot options to get linux to recognize the SATA drives. Worked like a charm!
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Old 01-03-2011, 09:52 AM   #3
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Yes! That worked. Thanks Laslow!


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