AHCI support in 6.1-RELEASE?

Juha Saarinen juhasaarinen at gmail.com
Mon Oct 9 17:06:27 PDT 2006

I'd like to set the ICH7 controller in a Gigabyte 8i955 Royal
motherboard in AHCI mode, as I understand this enables NCQ support for
SATA drives.

However, if I enable AHCI in BIOS, 6.1-RELEASE boots up but can't find
the hard drive in the system even though it shows up as the dmesg
scrolls past. I get a mountroot prompt and have to do a hard reset.

This happens with the GENERIC kernel as updated to p10 and from the

Googling hasn't thrown up anything useful yet, so pointers would be
appreciated. Would updating to 6.2-BETA-2 sort it out?



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