installing new hardrive
p3nndrag0n at gmail.com
Sat Sep 15 07:49:30 UTC 2007
On Saturday 15 September 2007 16:22:09 Haneef Bashir wrote:
> On 9/15/07, James Takac <p3nndrag0n at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Saturday 15 September 2007 10:09:34 Haneef Bashir wrote:
> > > samsung super-writemaster dvd writer
> > Hi Haneef
> > If it's a sata device the following should work
> > Open up a terminal window and type the following commands
> > sudo modprobe piix
> > sudo update-initramfs -u
> > Now try inserting a disk. If it reads go and edit your /etc/modules file
> > (as
> > root) and add a line at the end that simply reads "piix" without the
> > quotes
> > of course
> > James
> > sorry James its an ata (pata). do you know the setup commands for that?
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Strange that a pata drive isn't working as my experience has been they work
out of the box. At least the drives I've tried have.
I don't recall you mention your hardware specs, i.e. motherboard and such.
Might be related from the googling I just did. For some motherboards it
appears that an ide to sata converter is needed.
Something else to check, Is the drive recognised in your bios? Might be worth
noting what it says re the drive. Mine would come up as 3rd ide master for
By asking how to get it to work, I assume it's not showing up at all in
ubuntu? Also, can you boot a live cd from it?
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