Getting SATA working
Mon Mar 5 15:16:21 PST 2007
On Mon, Mar 05, 2007, Michael Hipp wrote:
>I'm trying to add SATA to one of my servers with a Syba card:
>The card should use the sata_sil module according to this:
I would try booting on a Knoppix live CD to see what it finds.
Some SATA drives are detected as high IDE /dev/hd[efgh], and
others as SCSI, /dev/sd[a-z], and it seems to depend on the main
board which scheme is used.
The command rescan-scsi-bus.sh may help as well, and ``dmesg''
output may also be helpful.
I had to install a new hard drive in our server that handles
dialup uucp and HylaFAX as its main SCSI hard drive went Tango
Uniform, and I couldn't get grub happy after removing ancient
drives, leaving one fresh SCSI drive. The drive I got from Frys
was described as PATA, connected to an IDE socket on the main
board, and appeared as /dev/hde during an autoyast install.
I make now claims at being a hardware guru. I'm guessing that
PATA is something like Parallel ATA, but haven't a clue the
difference between that and normal IDE.
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