[ubuntu-uk] installing SATA hard drives?

alan c aeclist at candt.waitrose.com
Tue Mar 6 10:42:49 GMT 2007

Eamonn Sullivan wrote:
> On 3/6/07, Ben Thorp <THORPB at uk.ibm.com> wrote:
>>  > On 06/03/07, Eamonn Sullivan <eamonn.sullivan at gmail.com> wrote:
>>  > . Ubuntu simply won't see the drives at all.
>>  > >
>>  > > -Eamonn
>>  >
>>  > Er...do you mean the live CD won't see the SATA drives or an install
>>  > won't? Ubuntu (Dapper and Edgy) does see my SATA drives, Windows XP
>>  > did not without a floppy drive and drivers to interrupt the install
>>  > routine.
>> I think he means that if you try the live CD and you can't see the SATA
>> drives, then there's a good chance that you're going to have problems when
>> you install. If you _can_ see them, then you won't.
> yes, that's what I meant. Sorry, I trimmed the original message too much.

Is there a remedy though?

I have been thinking of buying a non-OS PC, (say from golden 
electronics) and if I did it would come with (my choice) 2 sata HDs. 
It would be sad if I just got left with a large doorstop....

alan cocks
Kubuntu user#10391

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