On Jan 6, 2008 4:11 PM, Neil Bothwick <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Sun, 6 Jan 2008 15:52:14 -0800, Mark Knecht wrote:
> > The drive is SATA. I'm not familiar with AHCI. (What? Advanced Host
> > controller Interface or something like that? If this is a driver that
> > needs to be loaded let me know and I'll try booting again and looking
> > around.
> Yep, good guess
> AFAIR, I'm on a different computer now, it was a BIOS option to enable
> AHCI for the SATA controllers.
OK, I took a few minutes away from his Half Life game to look at
BIOS. I found the AHCI option and enabled it. Of course he wanted to
get back to gaming so we tried to boot back into Windows but XP goes
blue screen at the first disk access with AHCI enabled.
Possibly XP might work if it installed with AHCI enabled but
typical of Windows it doesn't like configuration changes after it's
Is there any other solution for this or is the only Linux support
going to require AHCI? It is unfortunately not reasonable or practical
to switch BIOS options when choosing which OS to boot. He uses a
special gaming keyboard that doesn't seem able to get into BIOS so
we're having to attach an old keyboard to do this.
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