I would be a BIOS issue with SATA controller setup. You don't say what MB you have, but there may be an option for "AHCI mode" or "Enhanced mode" for the SATA controller in... [by pjwelsh]
on 03/24/2010 – Made popular on 03/24/2010
We have a number of systems running custom-built 2.6.24 kernels on Dell GX280s. This motherboard has a SATA controller and we had the BIOS set for "compatibility mode" instead of "native" so that it could talk to downlevel OSes. The drive itself is a SATA drive.
I was installing 9.04-server on a couple of Supermicro 6016T-NTF machines yesterday and tried to do a very standard RAID-1 mirror of the two drives I put in the box. Everything seems to work as far as booting and running but the "drive fail" LED blinks red on the second drive (in SATA port order) immediately after the kernel starts booting (fine during grub or booting off CD).
Hello, I've just bought ExpressCard SATA Controller adapter which contains Marvell chip. I'm trying to get this working, but without success. It won't detect any disk, sometimes device itself isn't detected. I was searching for answers on google, but nothing can be found. The only interesting thing was something like "ahci.marvell_enable=1", but it has no effect.
I have installed Fedora 18 on a HP envy h8-1520t(EFI system). I could only get it to install/boot with secure boot disabled.
However the bigger problem is that if SATA emulation in EFI is set to "ahci" (as opposed to "ide") it hangs with the message "Loading inital ramdisk" The installation was done with SATA emulation set to "ahci".
My problem was that when I tried booting Ubuntu 14.04 from a USB stick, I got (via pressing ESC) several messages like "grep: /root/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu.seed: No such file or directory" and the boot fails.