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Re: Hrdware question

On 08/11/2018 12:22 PM, john doe wrote:
On 8/11/2018 5:19 PM, Stephen P. Molnar wrote:
I am running Debian Stretch on my 64bit Linux platform.

I am planning on installing a 500B SSD as the boot HD and have a question about the SATA connectors on the ASUS M5A97 R2.0 MB.

I have what I thought was a simple question, but Google has not been a friend to me. What I found via that route was that the 6 SATA ports are the same. Should the boot drive be plugged into SATA8G_1?

I'm assuming that you have looked at the manuals Asus MB are well documented)! :)

Going through the URL (1) without reading the "docs" the SATA internal ports are apparently "all the same" but you might want to be careful if you plan to use raid.

1)  https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/M5A97_R20/specifications/

I appreciate the responses. I have looked a the MB Manual and the BIOS in both the easy mode and the advanced mode. (incidentally, the BIOS is current)

I have three dives on the platform:

       description: DVD-RAM writer
       product: DVDRAM GH24NSB0
       vendor: HL-DT-ST
       physical id: 0.0.0
       bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0
       logical name: /dev/cdrom
       logical name: /dev/cdrw
       logical name: /dev/dvd
       logical name: /dev/dvdrw
       logical name: /dev/sr0
       version: LN00
       capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw dvd dvd-r dvd-ram
       configuration: ansiversion=5 status=nodisc
       description: ATA Disk
       product: ST2000DM006-2DM1
       vendor: Seagate
       physical id: 0.0.0
       bus info: scsi@2:0.0.0
       logical name: /dev/sda
       version: CC26
       serial: Z560Q2JW
       size: 1863GiB (2TB)
       capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
configuration: ansiversion=5 logicalsectorsize=512 sectorsize=4096 signature=0bc7db76
       description: ATA Disk
       product: WDC WD5000AAKS-0
       vendor: Western Digital
       physical id: 0.0.0
       bus info: scsi@3:0.0.0
       logical name: /dev/sdb
       version: 3B01
       serial: WD-WMASY0223768
       size: 465GiB (500GB)
       capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
configuration: ansiversion=5 logicalsectorsize=512 sectorsize=512 signature=0003d403

I installed the current Debian Version on the 2TB HD as it was new at the time.

Unfortunately, the boot sequence on the EZ Mode screen is only shows the WD 500GB drive and the cdrom drive. I can only see the 2TB drive, upon which I installed grub, by hitting F8 and selecting the 1TB drive for booting. Now the last time I installed a HD on the system I can't say as I paid any attention as to which connector each drive was plugged into. Hence, the question that started this thread.

As I am strictly a user of computers I am very hesitant to mess around with the hardware and the BIOS.

let me finish his email by saying that I am most appreciative of the patience and consideration of most of the users of this list!

Stephen P. Molnar, Ph.D.
(614)312-7528 (c)
Skype: smolnar1

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