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Re: SATA DVD not recognized

On 20 Oct 2005, at 10:05, . wrote:


I´m trying to get a Plextor 712-SA DVD drive working on an Asus A8N- SLI with kernel 2.6.13. I can load the libata and sata_nv modules, and there
are messages about adding and removing SATA devices. Also, it says the
SATA device on the first SATA port, which is the DVD drive, is being
configured for UDMA33.

I have only the first two SATA ports enabled in the BIOS, and they show up as scsi2 and scsi3. The system is SCSI only except for the DVD drive.

I cannot access the DVD drive because there´s no device for it. It also
doesn´t show up in /proc/scsi/scsi.

I figure it should be accessible as /dev/sr1 or /dev/scd1 besides my
SCSI CDROM which is scd0. But it doesn´t exist.

Is there any documentation on the sata_nv and libata modules in the
kernel docs? I couldn´t find anything useful for libata and nothing for

Any ideas how I can get it working?

Is there any manufacturer left making SCSI DVDs? SATA sucks.

Unfortunately, the ATAPI on SATA patches haven't yet made it into the kernel, they depend on quite a few things that aren't yet stable enough to merge. If you really need to use the drive ASAP I suggest you try to roll your own kernel using Jeff Garzik's libata-dev kernel branch, or even a recent -mm kernel like 2.6.14-rc4-mm1, which might help get the drive working...

Good luck!

PS: SATA might "suck" compared to SCSI, but it sure beats PATA!

Chris Boot

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