[PLUG] SATA Disk support

kapil pendse kapil.pendse at gmail.com
Thu May 18 20:02:28 PDT 2006


> Hi,
> >
> > I'll send you the BIOS details tonight.
> >
> > -Kapil
> >
>
> I checked the BIOS settings while waiting for some help.
> It had two options :
> Normal :  This means the disk will be reported as SATA only.
> Combination : This is for compatibility with OS that doesn't have full
> SATA support.
>
> On my machine is it setup as "Combination", so I think it should have
> worked already.
> Anyway, do send more information if you have.
>
>
> On 5/15/06, Desi Penguin <desipenguin at gmail.com > wrote:
> >
> > > >
> > > Linux. And the BIOS settings I'm referring to is such that it fools
> > the OS
> > > into believeing that the connected SATA disk is normal PATA (Parallel
> > ATA)
> > > disk. That is how Linux finds it and works with it. And Windows works
> >
>
Here are the BIOS settings on my PC:

BIOS->Advanced->Drive configuration

ATA/IDE Configuration: [Enhanced|Legacy]

If set to Enhanced, all drive controllers are enabled (all SATA + all PATA).
If set to Legacy, at most 4 drives can be connected (I've selected SATA
P1/P2 + PATA secondary)
           (This includes 2 slots of SATA and PATA secondary master and
slave; my harddisk is connected in SATA slot and combo drive goes in PATA
secondary master slot).

Initially, say for SuSE 9.0 etc, I had to use "Legacy" setting as above, but
now (don't remember exactly when I changed this) I'm using "Enhanced"
setting and SuSE 9.2, 9.3, 10.0 work well (don't remember about 9.1).

HTH,
Kapil

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