On 15/06/07, Brendan Kehoe <brendan at zen.org> wrote:
>> I've got a new system with SATA for disks, but would like to be able to
> use the two 500Gb IDE disks left from the now-deceased predecessor.
> I've got a Promise TX2 Ultra133 PCI card, but that doesn't seem to
> co-exist will in the BIOS with the SATA AHCI the BIOS also needs to load
If you don't need SATA then disable it in the bios.
If you do need SATA, what exactly happens on booting to lead you to say the
the card doesn't co-exist with the SATA AHCI? I've set up system like this
quite a bit and generally the card "bioses" just load one after the other.
I'm going to keep trying to figure out a way to fix the card problem
> (it's dated 2001, whether that matters or not).
>> I've not had much luck finding a IDE->SATA adapter, but plenty of the
> reverse. So my next thoughts are either a USB2 external enclosure that
> can hold *2* disks, or stack two of those if I have to.
Ugh :( ... Adapters and enclosures are only useful as a last resort or for
backups (in the case of enclosures). If the card is upsetting the bios I
probably have a ide card lying around that you can have. Its a cheapie RAID
card but no good for linux, works well with Linux RAID though, if you need
Don't suppose one of you have already done this little exercise,
> perchance? :)
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