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  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2005

    SATA Drive Issues on DG35EC

    Hey guys,

    I'm having the same problem that a lot of you also faced - my SATA disk is being detected as an IDE disk. (/dev/hda)

    I've had the datacenter set AHCI mode in BIOS, however that didn't seem to fix the issue.

    I keep hearing about kernel upgrades fixing this problem, would it really help ?

    Or is there any other way to go about fixing this without having to reload the OS ?

    I'm running CentOS 5.4 x64 on the 2.6.18-164.el5 kernel.
    Last edited by pixeldawn; 10-23-2009 at 12:11 PM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Ashburn VA, San Diego CA
    It's a BIOS issue. You need to run a certain BIOS revision for CentOS to detect correctly, at the expense of Windows not detecting HDDs at all. Hopefully Chong chimes in shortly with details, but I know a thread exists already here.
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  4. #4
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    Jun 2003
    Las Vegas, NV

    I believe that EC0116.BIO or newer should resolve your issues. The current rev is EC0117.BIO and we've used that with success.
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  5. #5
    I got around this by using only Sata ports 2 & 3 on the board.
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