SATA detection

Net Llama! netllama
Thu Mar 8 18:39:53 PST 2007

On Thu, 8 Mar 2007, Tony Alfrey wrote:
> OK, I'm trying to install blag linux, which has an installer that
> searches for drives.  It does not find my SATA drive controller.  But
> the bios sees the controller mounted on the PCI buss and announces the
> two drives I installed.  When I set the bios up on this Gigabyte
> motherboard to select boot order, it offers me a list of possible boot
> devices.  It does not offer a "plug-in controller" like the bios on my
> intel MB, but it does offer a SCSI option.  I assume that this must be
> the same as a plug-in controller.
> So I cannot tell if this is a problem with the installer not knowing to
> look for a SCSI controller or if this is a bios problem.

Is the SATA controller not being detected, or is the disk attached to it 
not being detected?

Lonni J Friedman                        netllama at

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