I don't know what your reply means.....
Here is what it says to do:
...."I went back and looked at the BIOS again and noted a setting under
"Integrated Peripherals" for "SATA Mode" with the options of "IDE" or
"RAID". Since the ata_piix module seemed to be the one at issue I turned on
"RAID" to see what would happen and it switched to loading the achi module
instead of the ata_piix."....
Do you know how to get into the bios?
Can you change it as described above? (from IDE to RAID)
From: firstname.lastname@example.org On Behalf
Of Yu-Hui Jin
Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2008 10:52 PM
To: CentOS mailing list
Subject: Re: [CentOS] Intel SATA controller (cmiiw) not recognized
Here ya go....
Thanks! I tried network installation (using HTTP though), but the harddisk
can't be recognized during the partitioning step. It seems to me this NFS
network described in this article would have the same problem.
am I wrong in thinking this way? (i don't have a second linux to do the NFS
install so I'm suspicious about whether i should really give this a try.)
It seems installing AHCI is the only way to go to me....
On Mon, Mar 17, 2008 at 11:21 PM, Yu-Hui Jin wrote:
Thanks and I tried the first method to start with the parameter, but it was
extremely slow loading each screen. one time I got to the testing media page
and i chose Test. and it seemed stuck there for ever so I forced shutdown my
I also tried to download and install the AHCI driver following this article:http://www.bleedinedge.com/forum/showthread.php?t0865
But the installation failed; it said The computer does not meet the minimum
requirements for installing this software.
It seemed that no trick has worked yet... any new suggestion or advice?
On Mon, Mar 17, 2008 at 10:16 AM, Jason wrote:
or try to change your bios sata emulation to ahci
Yu-Hui Jin wrote:
I tried to install Centos 5.1 on a Dell Inspiron 530 box I just bought,
but failed due to invalid drive. The installation did not recognize
either the DVD nor the hard disk. Joseph from the community said it is
likely that Centos can't recognize the controller -- Intel SATA
Did anyone solve this problem before? How did you do it?
Here's the related configuration for my box:
Inspiron 530 Intel Core2 processor Q6600 (2.40Ghz 1066FSB) w/Quad Core
Technology and 8MB cache
SATA 0: Samsung HD501LJ (500GB Serial ATA II Hard Drive(7200RPM))
SATA 1: PDBS DVD +/- RW DH-16W1S (16X DVD+/-RW Drive)
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