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red wire

Why Mandriva 2010 cannot detect disk ATA?

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Originally I had disks in my old PC, where I used one SATA disk with Mandriva 2010 and second ATA disk with Windows. Later I added Mandriva 2010 on the ATA too. There was no problem with booting. Mandriva detected the ATA disk with no problem. Then I bought a PC. The M/B of the new PC supports this configuration:

channel 0 master: reserved for IDE disks

channel 0 slave: reserved for IDE disks

channel 1: master: reserved for IDE or SATA disks

channel 1: slave: reserved for IDE or SATA disks

channel 2: master: reserved for IDE or SATA disks

channel 2: slave: reserved for IDE or SATA disks

channel 3: master: reserved for IDE or SATA disks

channel 3: slave: reserved for IDE or SATA disks


I installed the IDE disk without jumper and the BIOS detect this disks:


IDE Channels:

channel 0 master: WD160 ... ATA disk with Mandriva

channel 0 slave: empty

channel 1: master: empty

channel 1: slave: empty

channel 2: master: SATA WD500... (Windows 7 here)

channel 2: slave: SATA ST350.... Mandriva here

channel 3: master: SATA ST... or here (not sure)

channel 3: slave: SATA DVD-ROM ....


I can Boot to Windows 7 on WD500 and I see all disks. But when I bood into ST350... Mandriva 2010 so it did not detected the ATA disk. I see only the SATA disks. Block devices listed by command blkid. I also checked /dev/ fomder for hd... but nothing. I also tried to boot the WD160.. Mandriva 2010 but this is the same (but not exactly the same). How is it? It started to boot so the ATA disk was found. It loaded some files from the WD160... and then it waited for detection of the disk starting with UUID=0877CB8-FB95... but unsuccessful. It halted the system as it cannot detect the disk. How is it it was not detected when the system files were loaded? Is there any way to solve this? Why Mandriva on ST350... loaded successfully but the one on WD160... not?

Edit: Also Mandriva 2010 CD Live cannot detect the ATA disk.

Edited by red wire

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All disk disconnected except ATA, these are message I got on unsuccessful start of Mandriva 2010:


Loading ext4 module

Loading crc-t10dif module

Loading scsi_mod module

Loading sd_mod module

Loading libdata module

Loading ata_piix module

Loading ahci module

Loading ide-core module

Loading ide-disk module

Loading piix module

Loading pata_ccpi module

Loading ide-pci-generic module

Loading ata-generic module

waiting for /dev/sda5

waiting for /dev/sda7

cannot find resume device

cannot resolve resume device

mounting: root filesystem

mount: could not find filesystem /dev/root


Does this mean that the drivers of Mandriva 2010 doesn't support my motherboard? GA-MA770-DS3 (no revision number found on board) ? Maybe it's too modern?

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It is possible that the motherboard is not supported by Mandriva 2010, or in particular the IDE/ATA side - this can be quite common if the motherboard was not available when Mandriva 2011 was released. The fact it reads grub/lilo does not necessarily mean that everything is OK.


It says it is waiting for /dev/sda5 and /dev/sda7. The best way, would be to start the system from the Mandriva 2011 CD/DVD in recovery/rescue mode. Then look at your disk partitions to see how it is recognised. Maybe it is not /dev/sda5 and /dev/sda7 now, and that is why the problem exists.


When you boot to rescue mode, from the console:


fdisk -l


to list partitions, and then you can see how Mandriva 2011 recognises the disk.

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