Which SATA driver for RHEL4 installation?
John_Hull at Dell.com
Sat Mar 12 08:18:20 CST 2005
I think the string is something like "Advanced Host Controller Interface
(ahci)". It definitely doesn't have SATA in the name. Look near the top.
From: Allyn Dimock [mailto:dimock at cs.uml.edu]
Sent: Friday, March 11, 2005 8:52 PM
Cc: Allyn Dimock; Hull, John
Subject: Which SATA driver for RHEL4 installation?
I have gotten back to tryig to install RHEL WS 4 on a Precision 370,
trying to install using SATA drivers so as to avoid having to re-install
The ata_piix driver that gets loaded automatically results in an
eventual error messasge:
No Drives Found
An error has occurred - no valid devices were found on which to create
new file systems. Please check your hardware for the cause of this
Problem: I boot up off a RHEL installation CD and type "expert noprobe"
I get a list of drivers that I could load but none is obviously for
Listed SATA drivers are
K2 SATA controllers (ixgb)
Promise SATA SX8 block driver (sx8)
Promise SATA controllers (sata_promise)
Promise SX4 SATA controllers (sata_sx4)
SIS SATA controllers (sata_sis)
Silicon Image SATA controllers (sata_sil)
VIA SATA controllers (sata_via)
VSC7174 SATA controllers (sata_vsc)
nVidia NForce SATA controllers (sata_nv)
There are also RAID controllers ips, gdth, and megaread_mbox, one or
more of which might handle SATA -- but my system was built without RAID.
If I had a driver disk I could supposedly mount it in hda or hdb (A bit
surprising since I only have one hard disk and no floppy drive). So a
driver on a disk is not an option...
I note tthat Ian Mortimer's message of Thu Mar 3 16:19:00 2005 seems to
indicate that he was successful in using "expert noprobe" to install a
ahci driver on a 670.
Any advice for me? (I strongly prefer to have both Windowss and Linux
both using the ahci SATA controller if possible).
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