[mythtv-users] OT: SATA errors

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Thu Jul 16 22:53:50 UTC 2009

On Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 6:05 PM, Richard Shaw<hobbes1069 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Is the drive marked active in fdisk? Do you have the controller listed
>>> in the boot section of your bios (sometimes this will be called
>>> external card or try other interfaces...)?
>>> John
>> No, my BIOS doesn't have anything for a controller card.  Only the Onboard
>> SATA (enabled/disabled).  When you say fdisk, do you mean the old DOS fdisk?
>>  Why would the onboard SATA not require that but the new card would?  Just
>> curious.
>> I don't see anything about the card, or any external card for that matter,
>> in my BIOS.  When I boot off the LiveCD, like I said, I can see the card
>> when I run lspci, and the system can see my drives properly as /dev/sda and
>> /dev/sdb.
>> Any ideas?
>> Harry
> I think what he meant was in the "Boot Priority" or "Boot Order"
> screen. Is there an option for External SATA, External PCI, or
> something to that effect?

Yes that is exactly what I meant.


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