[lug] Adding Sata drives help

Lee Woodworth blug-mail at duboulder.com
Wed Jun 28 23:14:21 MDT 2006

Paul Nowosielski wrote:
> Dear All,
> I have 2 sata drives I've pulled from another Suse box and I'm trying to 
> install them in my workstation running suse 9.1.
> I've installed them and verified their existence in the BIOS.
Verified as in you see the BIOS report detecting it during POST or
just that it shows up in some setup menu?

I recently had a SATA drive that just wouldn't come up when added to a system
that already had a SATA drive. New drive wouldn't show up during the post.
Swapping signal/power cables and mb connectors didn't change things so I
concluded it was a dead drive.

Assuming your new drive is detected during post, are you seeing the kernel
report checking the second SATA channel on the controller?

This is what I get with no second drive attached:

libata version 1.20 loaded.
sata_via 0000:00:0f.0: version 1.1
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:0f.0[B] -> Link [ALKA] -> GSI 20 (level, low) -> IRQ 177
sata_via 0000:00:0f.0: routed to hard irq line 11
ata1: SATA max UDMA/133 cmd 0x9400 ctl 0x9802 bmdma 0xA400 irq 177
ata2: SATA max UDMA/133 cmd 0x9C00 ctl 0xA002 bmdma 0xA408 irq 177
ata1: SATA link up 1.5 Gbps (SStatus 113)
ata1: dev 0 cfg 49:2f00 82:346b 83:7f01 84:4003 85:3c69 86:3c01 87:4003 88:80ff
ata1: dev 0 ATA-7, max UDMA7, 312581808 sectors: LBA48
ata1: dev 0 configured for UDMA/133
scsi0 : sata_via
ata2: SATA link down (SStatus 0)
scsi1 : sata_via
  Vendor: ATA       Model: SAMSUNG SP1614C   Rev: SW10
  Type:   Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 05
SCSI device sda: 312581808 512-byte hdwr sectors (160042 MB)
sda: Write Protect is off
sda: Mode Sense: 00 3a 00 00
SCSI device sda: drive cache: write back
SCSI device sda: 312581808 512-byte hdwr sectors (160042 MB)

> When Linux boots up it appears not to see them. 
> I am running Yast the Suse configuration tool to
> find the drives.
> Any ideas on how to solve this?
> Thank you,

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