[mythtv-users] OT: SATA errors
lifter89 at comcast.net
Fri Jul 17 02:31:05 UTC 2009
Brian Wood wrote:
> Wow, not even a floppy option, or a network option?
> I assume you tried the removable option?
> I've heard tell of boot floppies that allow for booting from additional
> devices, usually to be able to boot a CD via a floppy (for old machines that
> won't boot a CD normally). You might search for "boot floppy" or something
> like that, it might be usable as a CD image as well as a floppy.
> But BIOS can't boot what BIOS can't see, so you have to change the BIOS or
> change what you are trying to boot to something it can see. The BIOS might be
> changed by DLing a BIOS driver from the SATA card, I think that's how my
> SuperMicro card works.
> There might be a "scan" option somewhere in your BIOS setup, or perhaps go to
> your mobo maker's site and do a search for SATA or SCSI or external boot.
Nope, not even a floppy or network option. I updated the BIOS to the
latest one with no change. When the machine starts up, I do get a menu
from the SATA card saying that no valid drives exist, and to press F4
to run it's RAID utility. I can go in there, but the only thing I can
do is setup both drives to be a RAID setup, and that's not what I want.
I did try moving the Removable option up higher, but it made no
difference. Same results. I also looked around on the Asus site and I
get no hits on any of those search terms. Almost as if they don't
support drives on an external SATA card or something. BTW, my MB is an
Asus M2A-VM HDMI board.
I'm starting to think that a new MB might have to be ordered. This is
Thanks for the help!
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