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Old 06-05-2005, 08:34 PM   #1
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cfdisk doesnt find my sata disks :/

I guess this post allready has been made i didnt find it straight away tho :/

I tried to chose sata.s, sata.i even tho they werent on the kernel list.
and it didnt work so my sata disks wont show in the partition manager such as cfdisk.

Old 06-05-2005, 08:53 PM   #2
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it's sata.i and what sata controller do you have?
Old 06-06-2005, 04:03 AM   #3
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just a check... you are typing
fdisk /dev/sdb
right? or sda/sdc/sdd depending where your sata disk is on?
Old 06-06-2005, 01:01 PM   #4
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I dont know if im using any controller im using an socket939 board they support sata naturally, do you those controllers you buy in stores when you dont have native sata support?

no iv never done that i always just type cfdisk and it works :S
but okay il try cfdisk /dev/sda/b/c etc

Old 09-17-2005, 03:24 PM   #5
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i`m having a similar problem:

im using via VT8237 that supports sata (motherboard via kt600-a).

I've enabled sata support in my kernel ( and when i insert the module sata_via, the dmesg information shows that it successfully found and identified my sata disk, but there were no /dev devices created.. No /dev/sd* at all.

And the output of procinfo -m doesn't list sata devices at all as char nor block devices.. do i have to create the device w/ mknod?



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