ide (hd) vs. scsi (sd) sata drive detection on generic install (libata ?)
I did a generic Debian Sarge installation on a Dell Inspiron e1505
laptop which uses a Serial ATA Hitachi HTS541080G9SA disk drive. The
installation works, but I wanted to upgrade the X driver to fglrx. So
I downloaded that driver from ATI and downloaded a fresh kernel image
2.6.19-xx at this time. It seems like the 2.6.19 kernel should
recognize the disk as a SCSI drive (sda) using the libata drivers.
But the generic debian installation created the drives as an ide type
Is there a way to have the generic Debian installation recognize the
SATA drive as a SCSI device? Or should the 2.6.19 kernel recognize
the drive as and IDE device?
I think as a work around I can upgrade to the fglrx kernel module on
the existing setup without upgrading the kernel by using the debian
kernel source package.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions to paths for upgrading to a
newer 2.6.XX kernel using libata which boots without using an