Please help ---Sata/IDE drive recognition problem
atom.powers at gmail.com
Tue Aug 22 15:08:35 UTC 2006
On 8/22/06, Vizion <vizion at vizion.occoxmail.com> wrote:
> On 8/21/06, Vizion <vizion at vizion.occoxmail.com> wrote:
> > > The motherboard is a FA-K8N51GMF-9 with 3 hard drives
> > > installed. 2xSata and 1xIDE.
> That mobo uses an Nvidia chipset, last I checked the drivers for that
> chipset weren't that great.
> > > How do I get the installer select drives interface to recognize ad6?
> > >
> Do you have a /dev/ad6?
> I have now sifted the connected to the SATA2 connector on the motherboard -- but it is still not recognized.. see comments below made in the posting I have just made to the amd64 list.
My feeling is that you either have a bad cable or the sata controller
is having problems, but it could also be the HDD (it *is* plugged in,
Here are some things you can try:
- replace the cable. Yes, cables go bad frequently and for no obvious
reason. So do connectors, but less frequently.
- That mobo probably has four SATA ports, try the drive on different ports.
- take out your Seagate drive and put the WD on that SATA port. (Use a
live cd like FreeSBIE to boot and test the drive configuation.)
- try the Seagate as ad6 and the WD as ad4
This is all basic troubleshooting. By changing one piece of the
configuation at a time you should be able to identify the problem.
Perfection is just a word I use occasionally with mustard.
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