On 15/06/07, Brendan Kehoe <brendan at zen.org> wrote:
>> Patrick O'Connor wrote:
> > On 15/06/07, *Brendan Kehoe* <brendan at zen.org> > <mailto: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 up.
> > 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.
>> It says:
>> No area available for Command List/Command Table/FIS
> AHCI BIOS not installed
> Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager option ROM v22.214.171.1242 ICH8R
> Copyright(C) 2003-06 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
>> and hangs after not listing the SATA bus devices.
Looks like the promise card is taking all the memory space and not allowing
the sata bios to load, as you already alluded to. If you need SATA then that
card won't work, unless you can tweak the SATA settings in the bios to force
the sata bios to load first.
You're welcome to one of my spare ide cards, I reckon its got a high
probabilty of working from the number of different boards I've put them
into. Are you in Dublin? If so contact me off-list and I'll send you my
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