Re: Debian stable & SATA drive
On Tue, 2006-06-06 at 00:10 -0400, Prepaid wrote:
> On 6/5/06, Owen Heisler <email@example.com> wrote:
> I have an Abit AX8 motherboard, specifications here:
> 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
> which doesn't help.
> I know I don't have any hardware problems because I have
> 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.