SATA Drive Question (Dell Dimension XPS Gen 4)
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Fri May 13 01:44:34 UTC 2005
Peter Blomgren wrote:
> I'm having some "issues" getting FC3 and WinXP (I know, I know...)
> play nice on my new system.
> The setup:
> (1) Drive #1: WinXP (/dev/sda)
> (2) Drive #2: FC3 (/dev/sdb)
> The card:
> 00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82801FR/FRW (ICH6R/ICH6RW)
> SATA Controller (rev 03)
> 00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW
> (ICH6 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03)
> 00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW
> (ICH6 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 03)
> WinXP bootloader (/dev/sda) -> Grub (/dev/sdb1)
> What Happens:
> (1) Boots when "RAID Autodetect / AHCI" (Raid if signal drive,
> otherwise AHCI) is selected in the BIOS.
> (2) Boots when "SATA/PATA Combination mode" is selected in the BIOS.
> The question:
> Is it possible to get (2) to boot in "RAID Autodetect / AHCI" mode?
> Changing the BIOS settings every time is somewhat painful.
> I tried:
> Recompiling the kernel (2.6.11-1.14_FC3smp) with various SATA/AHCI
> drivers built-in (instead of as modules), but nothing seems to
> Any pointers greatly appreciated.
Wait for FC4. It supports the autodetect/AHCI stuff. FC3 won't run on my
new Dimension 8400, but FC4RC3 runs very nicely.
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