Re: SATA Drive No Longer Recognized In New 2.6.20 Kernel

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On Mon, 12 Feb 2007 17:30:38 -0700 Joseph Cosby wrote:

> Hi,
> Until recently I was using the 2.6.18 kernel. I have a SATA hard drive
> that was detected by the kernel, using the PIIX driver. But after
> updating to 2.6.20, the hard drive is no longer detected by the kernel.
> I used make oldconfig to create the 2.6.20 config file, and I noticed a
> new option CONFIG_ATA. I did not use this, because as I understand it is
> not necessary and is experimental. Do I need to use this or is there
> something else in the new kernel that needs to be enabled for this
> driver?

Yes, you need CONFIG_ATA for SATA after 2.6.18.

(prod) == production level code, not experimental (that only
applies to the PATA drivers)

> My 2.6.20 config file follows.
> The hard drive has vendor ID 8086 and device ID 27c0. It is listed in the
> modules.pcilist file of 2.6.18 but not 2.6.20.
> If anybody can share any advice please CC me in response.
> #
> # Serial ATA (prod) and Parallel ATA (experimental) drivers
> #
> # CONFIG_ATA is not set

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