Simple question on installing Ubuntu on auxiliary SATA drive...

Colin Watson cjwatson at
Wed Sep 22 11:42:47 UTC 2004

On Wed, Sep 22, 2004 at 04:33:41AM -0700, Kevin Chan wrote:
> I have an Athlon64 machine with 3 drives -- an IDE main drive with 
> Windows XP, and 2 auxiliary SATA drives. I have gentoo installed 
> already on one of the SATA drives and would like to try Ubuntu on the 
> other SATA drive (already partitioned from a previous Fedora 
> installation, which I want to replace hopefully with Ubuntu).
> The problem I encountered while going through the Ubuntu installation 
> process (I'm using the warty-amd64 CD) was that the installer detects 
> only my main IDE drive but not the auxiliary SATA drives. I've tried 
> booting in "expert" mode but the result is the same. There doesn't seem 
> to be a choice of which drive I can partition.

Please send me the output of 'lspci' and 'lspci -n', run from your
existing Gentoo installation.

You may also like to try a daily CD build, which includes detection for
SATA drives using the NVIDIA chipsets common in amd64 systems.


Colin Watson                                    [cjwatson at]

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