[mythtv-users] OT: SATA errors

Harry Devine 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 
very frustrating!
Thanks for the help!

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