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Re: Debian stable & SATA drive

On Tue, 2006-06-06 at 00:10 -0400, Prepaid wrote:
> On 6/5/06, Owen Heisler <owenh@kcisp.net> wrote:
>         I have an Abit AX8 motherboard, specifications here:
>         http://www.abit-usa.com/products/mb/techspec.php?categories=1&model=215 
>         with Athlon 64 3000+.
>         I have tried both 3.1r2 i386 stable and 3.1r0a amd64 stable.
>         The motherboard has four SATA ports.  I want to use three of
>         these ports
>         for software RAID5.  I am trying a single SATA drive on each
>         of the 
>         ports.  The first and second work fine with the Debian
>         installer, but
>         the third and fourth are not detected at all.  BIOS detects
>         the drive
>         anywhere.  It was suggested on IRC to set up a single-drive
>         JBOD array, 
>         but the BIOS utility doesn't allow that.  There are no options
>         in the
>         BIOS for SATA drives other than disabling the onboard RAID
>         utility,
>         which doesn't help.
>         I know I don't have any hardware problems because I have
>         successfully 
>         installed Fedora Core 5 on the drive when connected to the
>         third port.
>         Why doesn't Debian detect the drive?  More importantly, what
>         can I do to
>         make it detect it?  I have tried all (only two) of the
>         parameters for 
>         the sata_via (or via_sata) module.
> What installer are you using? Is it using a 2.6 kernel?

With the i386 DVD, I am using the 2.6 kernel; I boot using "expert26".
However, on the amd64 DVD there are no "26" boot options available (I
use "expert"), so I assume it is 2.4.

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