Re: Detecting SATA drive after install
Joseph Legner wrote:
I had a generic AMD64 computer built for me, and they
put a SATA hard drive in it. It also has a
motherboard with on-board NIC, video, and sound.
The Debian netinst CD would not detect the hard drive,
NIC, video card, or sound card. I salvaged an old PCI
NIC from a dead computer and also installed an IDE
drive, and was able to successfully install to the IDE
drive. I then fussed for a week and finally got the
nVidia driver up and running. Still no sound, though.
So, right now I have Debian running on the IDE drive
while my 200 GB SATA drive is in the case, useless. I
know enough to look under /dev, but it only lists my
CD drive and the IDE drive with its partitions.
My question is: what do I need to do to get my Debian
system, which is running on an IDE hard drive, to
recognize and mount a separate SATA drive?
Forgive me if this is trivial, because I am rather new
at administering Linux.
Thanks in advance,
I'm running into a (possibly) similar issue in my attempt to move my
install from an IDE to a SCSI disk. From what I've been able to gather,
I need to add the necessary module(s) for my card to
/etc/mkinitrd/modules and run mkinitrd. I believe you can also do a
dpkg-reconfigure on your kernel package. Haven't had a chance to try
this yet, but I hope to try it tonight.
Your issue may be completely unrelated, but I thought I'd share my
Just out of curiosity, which SATA controller are you using?