warty install failed to detect SATA drive

Colin Watson cjwatson at canonical.com
Fri Sep 24 05:52:02 UTC 2004

On Wed, Sep 22, 2004 at 12:50:49PM -0500, aylwyn wrote:
> I tried installing the warty-i386 release last night and it seemed like it
> failed to detect my Western Digital 2509Gb SATA drive. The controller is
> ICH6. I was trying to dual boot, having previously resized the xp
> partition on the same drive.
> I reckon I'm hosed; am I right?

Nope; you should be able to press Alt-F2 to switch to the second
console, run 'modprobe ata_piix', switch back with Alt-F1, and keep

Could you please send me the output of 'cut -f1,2 /proc/bus/usb/devices'
run on the second console? It shouldn't be too much to transcribe.
Alternatively, if you get the Ubuntu installation up and running, I'd
like the output of 'lspci' and 'lspci -n'.


Colin Watson                                    [cjwatson at canonical.com]

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