[ubuntu-uk] installing SATA hard drives?

alan c aeclist at candt.waitrose.com
Tue Mar 6 11:22:01 GMT 2007

Alan Pope wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 06, 2007 at 10:42:49AM +0000, alan c wrote:
>> Is there a remedy though?
> * Use a newer kernel that supports the chipset on the motherboard. This 
> can be done by using a newer version of Ubuntu.
> * Temporarily install a PCI SATA card until the motherboard is supported
>> 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....
> In my experience the vast majority of SATA devices use the same chipset. 
> Silicon Image SiI 3132 or similar.
> If you can contact the vendor of the PC, you could ask them exactly what 
> make/model of motherboard is going into it, then go to the manufacturers 
> website and look up the tech specs. They usually detail chipset if you 
> dig deep enough. 
> Google may also help once you know the details about the device too.

Thanks Alan, and others, much appreciated
alan cocks
Kubuntu user#10391

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