LinuxQuestions.org
Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 01-13-2017, 11:14 PM   #1
happydog500
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2006
Location: Washington St.
Distribution: Linux Mint 18.2, Windows 7, 10, Ubuntu-MATE, Xubuntu, devuan, and about a dozen others-Hopper
Posts: 304

Rep: Reputation: 5
Computer Changed AHCI to IDE, Now its Really Messed Up


I have two SSD, HD's. One has Linux on it, the other Windows. I installed each system on the drive by itself, with it being the only HD. Then put both in, with Linux first. I updated grub and have been using a dual boot with each OS on it's own drive, using ASCI.

Cleaning up, I found an old ide HD. I took out the Linux SSD, put in the bare drive and installed a different distro on it. Used it for a week, then took it out and installed the linux ssd back in.

When I go to boot to windows, It cant. I checked and found the BIOS is set to ide (I never changed anything). I put it back to the original ASCI that the drive was installed at, and it doesn't work. I put it to ide, it works.

Linux HD boots in both, but Windows (ssd) only boots in ide.

How did this get so screwed up?

Any input or explanation that would help me understand what happened and how to fix it without doing everything all over again?

Thank you,
Chris.
 
Old 01-14-2017, 09:14 AM   #2
rknichols
Senior Member
 
Registered: Aug 2009
Distribution: CentOS
Posts: 4,555

Rep: Reputation: 2088Reputation: 2088Reputation: 2088Reputation: 2088Reputation: 2088Reputation: 2088Reputation: 2088Reputation: 2088Reputation: 2088Reputation: 2088Reputation: 2088
When Windows didn't see an AHCI drive it uninstalled the driver. To fix that, leave the Windows drive in IDE mode, but install a second drive set to AHCI mode. When Windows sees the AHCI drive, it will install the driver. You can then configure the Windows drive in AHCI mode, and all will be well.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
IDE / AHCI mode decides what system is booted? JZL240I-U Linux - Software 5 03-16-2012 08:15 AM
[SOLVED] Loss of data when switching to ahci from ide? JZL240I-U Linux - Hardware 23 11-30-2011 10:49 AM
Getting kernel to boot on both IDE and AHCI mode galapogos Linux - General 7 10-25-2011 01:06 AM
Changed to AHCI, can not access disk??? kebabbert Solaris / OpenSolaris 0 07-04-2011 11:18 AM
[SOLVED] Can't install from DVD with AHCI enabled, only IDE quiescere Slackware 3 05-12-2011 02:36 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:39 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration