[plug] OT WAY OT

W.Kenworthy billk at iinet.net.au
Tue Mar 13 21:34:43 WST 2007

Half your luck - I have a new dell at work with a built-in "USB" cdrom
(actually SATA I think) - the gentoo (2006.1) boot disk loses its root
half way through the boot process.  I am using a FC6 livecd to bootstrap
the gentoo install as it needs a very late kernel to boot AND a recent
network card driver.

One weird thing is that earlier kernels ignore the SATA interface and
boot IDE only and work fine - but they cant see the network card.

It *should* have been so easy :(


On Tue, 2007-03-13 at 16:23 +0900, Gregory Orange wrote:
> sothisistheinternet wrote:
> > Unlikely to be sata on a laptop...unless it's something bleeding edge 
> > that I'm unaware of from HP. As Shannon asked: what's the issue?
> I bought an HP notebook (nx6320 or nc6320 from memory) a few weeks ago 
> which contained a SATA drive. It caused problems until I disabled 
> "Native SATA mode" in BIOS as directed by HP. Then there's a driver 
> which I've yet to install, which should enable MS Windows to see the 
> drive with this mode re-enabled.
> Thankfully I had no such trouble booting the machine using a Gentoo 
> bootdisk for many enjoyable seconds of filesystem manipulation.
> Greg.
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