SATA detection

Ric Moore wayward4now
Fri Mar 9 23:48:55 PST 2007

On Fri, 2007-03-09 at 04:07 -0800, Tony Alfrey wrote:
> Ric Moore wrote:
> > On Thu, 2007-03-08 at 21:09 -0800, Tony Alfrey wrote:
> >> Net Llama! wrote:
> >>> On Thu, 8 Mar 2007, Tony Alfrey wrote:
> >>>> Net Llama! wrote:
> >>>>> 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?
> >>>>>
> >>>> When the installer looks for hard drives, it cannot find those attached
> >>>> to the controller.  It does not separately talk about seeing a
> >>>> controller or disks, it just cannot find disks.
> >>> Does the controller detect the disk during POST?
> >> I don't know what is POST.
> > 
> > During boot, when all those bios comments flash and scroll by at
> > 400mph... if you're lucky you can hit Pause/Break 
> Are these Function keys? ( like F5, F6, etc)

Still using that Cromenco keyboard from your old Osborn CP/M machine?
<cackles> The pause key is usually right above the Page Up key. When the
machine first boots usually you can hit this key to freeze the screen in
order to read it. It's worth a shot to try. :) Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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