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hi, I've a 160GB Seagate SATA disk along with a 80GB PATA disk (of Seagate) So thr was no prob installing Mandriva 2007 (Spring One Free edition) which I downloaded ...
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    Question SATA disk not being detected in Mandriva 2007


    hi,
    I've a 160GB Seagate SATA disk along with a 80GB PATA disk (of Seagate)
    So thr was no prob installing Mandriva 2007 (Spring One Free edition) which I downloaded The prob is that Mandriva doesn't even detect my SATA disk System configuration (from Linux hwinfo HDrake)

    Processor : AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3000+
    MB : ASUS K8V-VM (Ultra)
    SATA controller : VT8237A SATA 2-Port Controller
    IDE Controller : VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus
    Master IDE(is it needed?)

    Can someone help me out? I dont want to chng the distro (thr wud need 2 b a lot of data migration)

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    Hi and Welcome !

    Execute this
    Code:
    su
    fdisk -l
    Post output here.
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    ouptu as requested

    Thanks for the warm welcome!!!

    su
    Password:
    [root@localhost TPB]# fdisk -l

    Disk /dev/hda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/hda1 1 131 1052226 82 Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/hda2 * 132 542 3301357+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/hda3 543 679 1100452+ 83 Linux
    /dev/hda4 680 9729 72694125 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
    /dev/hda5 680 2455 14265688+ 83 Linux
    /dev/hda6 2456 2582 1020096 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/hda7 2583 3730 9221278+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/hda8 3731 4291 4506201 b W95 FAT32
    /dev/hda9 5006 9729 37945498+ b W95 FAT32
    /dev/hda10 4292 5005 5735173+ 83 Linux

    Partition table entries are not in disk order

    Disk /dev/sda: 2063 MB, 2063597568 bytes
    16 heads, 32 sectors/track, 7872 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 512 * 512 = 262144 bytes

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 1 7872 2015216 b W95 FAT32




    The sda1 is a 2GB USB Drive that's connected ryt nw

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    Boot up from any LiveCD and check if SATA disk recognized by it. Check in BIOS too, Disk must be enabled there.
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    Disk works fine

    oops!!!
    forgot to mention I got Ubuntu installed on my system and it has no problems detecting the disk Mandriva failed to detect even during the installation and even as a Live CD So the disk does work, not a BIOS setting problem (Windows XP detects it too)

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