I am trying to reclaim some use out of a couple old Compaq Presaio
SR1720NX machines for the office by adding some memory and a PNY 240 GB
CS1311 SSD drives. The bios was made by Phoenix; I did not identify a
version number of the bios. I did not plan on keep the hard drive
installed and planned on just using the SSD. These machines were IDE
machines and only had two SATA ports on the motherboard.
When I install the SSD the bios recognizes the Pny SSD properly, and I
was able to set up the boot order without difficulty.
When I tried to install Fedora 24 on the first machine the installation
software did not identify the presences of the SSD. I also tried a
Centso 7.2 install disc and the SSD was not recognized with it as well.
Just to make sure things were working, I added the hard drive back to
the machine, and the Fedora install routines did recognize the hard
drive but continued to fail to recognize the SSD.
Are there preparatory things that I need to do with the SSD drives that
I am missing? Any help would be appreciated.