server is :intel 5000p ,2gX4 ram ,cpu 5405 X13 sata sda 500g sata use for system rootfilesystem primate mastersdb 500g sata use for data filesystem second master
on 02/18/2010 – Made popular on 02/18/2010
I have recently purchased a new system. I have 3 problems which all seem to point to some sort of incompatibility between IDE and SATA drives. I'm probably wrong here, but in my mind I'm convinced that they are connected.
I have a Foxconn A88GMV motherboard with an AMD Phenom II X4 965 processor and 4GB memory. The SATA is 1TB and the IDEs are 500 and 300MB.
The system is running great in fedora 7 or 12 with 6 sata drives installed.
I tried to install 2 more sata drives(total 8 drives), tested some combinations:
6 drives in sata ports and 2 in sas ports, or 2 in sata ports and 6 in sas ports...
the BIOS can detect all 8 drives, but the fedora 7 and 12 just detect 6 sata drives.
I have a working F-10 box with an older motherboard (pre-sata). The p-ata ports are full (4 drives), so I'm trying to add a sata controller and another drive. The sata controller plugs into the pci bus, but is not detected by the bios (very old). After booting, the OS loads the driver module(s) and detects the new controller and drive.
I've been struggling today with a hard drive that would go into read only mode as I was getting errors in the dmesg related to sata. The system was doing an update and it crashed on me and I was unable to do anything since it said I needed to run dpkg --reconfigure -a but the computer would freeze on me during the command.