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Old 05-03-05, 08:39 AM   #1
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hello,
I am not able to get sata_nv to work any kernel with SMP. My linux would only boot if with kernel 2.6.9 and nosmp. During the fly while detecting HDD's it stops saying

"ata1 : dev 0 ata, max UDMA/133, lba48"

IT dies here, i have to do a hard reboot.

distro slackware 10.0
motherboard asus k8ndl
proc :-- dual opteron 246
ram - 1Gb x 4 DDR
hdd :- 250Gb x 4 seagate Sata

thanking you
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Old 05-05-05, 07:05 AM   #2
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Doest anybody have any clues u knwo if nvidia sata has trouble running with linux
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Old 05-05-05, 09:20 AM   #3
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I've also had trouble using sata_nv with linux. I was able to install a raid-0 on suse 9.2, but I couldn't boot it (yes, I created a boot partition). The disks would not be recognized on boot, it wasn't a raid problem. Luckily, I also have a silicon image sata controller onboard, which works with Linux. I had trouble with sata_nv on mandrake 10.1 (64-bit), ubuntu, and suse (9.2, 9.3). It recognizes the controller, but not the disks.

I'm also running SMP. nforce4 chipset. There's no official support for nforce4 sata from nvidia except for enterprise red hat.

Actually, I'm using the exact same motherboard you are. My suggestion would be to enable the Silicon Image, connect all the disks to that, and install that way. At each bootup it'll say "no valid raid partitions" from the BIOS, but linux will recognize and work with the disks just fine.

Also, try disabling APIC and memory hoisting in the BIOS. I've found that helped me get past many issues on that motherboard.

Finally, update your kernel to the latest. There are some issues with nforce4 chipsets that are only fixed on some of the latest kernel source releases.
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Old 11-03-05, 10:26 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by santoshrao99
hello,
I am not able to get sata_nv to work any kernel with SMP. My linux would only boot if with kernel 2.6.9 and nosmp. During the fly while detecting HDD's it stops saying

"ata1 : dev 0 ata, max UDMA/133, lba48"

IT dies here, i have to do a hard reboot.

distro slackware 10.0
motherboard asus k8ndl
proc :-- dual opteron 246
ram - 1Gb x 4 DDR
hdd :- 250Gb x 4 seagate Sata

thanking you
santosh rao
Hi,

Try adding "irqpoll noapic acpi=off" to your boot command (in either lilo.conf/grub.conf.

I had problems also, this fixed it.

Kannan
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Old 11-04-05, 11:18 AM   #5
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I'm running an nforce2-ultra400 motherboard with nv_sata and kernel 2.6.14.
No problems here, although I have only one processor.
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Old 11-04-05, 03:44 PM   #6
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sata_nv works fine with SMP systems, assuming that there are no BIOS problems, or unknown bugs at play.

If its not working, please provide sufficient information to reproduce the problem.

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Old 11-04-05, 07:26 PM   #7
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I should note that my problems using the sata_nv module went away when I got rid of my Asus K8N-DL and started using a Supermicro H8DCE.
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Old 11-06-05, 01:26 PM   #8
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FWIW, I have ASUS K8N-DL, delivered with BIOS 1003.

It would not even _install_ Fedora FC4 or SUSE 10 with
a SATA disk plugged in (Windoze XP64 & Solaris 11b24
both installed sans issues on SATA disk, so it seemed the
board and SATA worked; it took me a long time to get
around to updating BIOS to see if that helped...).

Updating to BIOS 1007 resolved both Fedora and SUSE
install. (NB: I'm running single 244 chip, 2GB memory,
nothing fancy with disks -- no RAID, SI3114 chip, etc.;
SATA disk is Seagate 80GB ST380817AS on SATA1)

-RDH
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Old 04-30-06, 12:13 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by netllama
sata_nv works fine with SMP systems, assuming that there are no BIOS problems, or unknown bugs at play.

If its not working, please provide sufficient information to reproduce the problem.

Thanks,
Lonni
Hi Lonni,

I have a Asus K8N-DL and have dual opteron 246s running on it with 4GB ECC RAM. I have already upgraded my bios from the default 1003 to 1007 version. I am still unable to install Debian AMD64 / Mandriva for AMD64 / Ubuntu for AMD64.

Do you have any suggestions ?

Thanks.
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Old 04-30-06, 12:17 AM   #10
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What does "I am still unable to install Debian AMD64 / Mandriva for AMD64 / Ubuntu for AMD64" mean exactly? What specifically is failing?

-Lonni
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Old 04-30-06, 12:23 AM   #11
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Quote:
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What does "I am still unable to install Debian AMD64 / Mandriva for AMD64 / Ubuntu for AMD64" mean exactly? What specifically is failing?
-Lonni
Hi,

Sorry for not being specific.. It fails during the SATA drive detection during the install process.

Thanks.
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Old 04-30-06, 10:17 AM   #12
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I've installed Mandriva, Ubuntu and Debian (as well as SuSE, Redhat and Fedora Core on motherboards with NFORCE sata controllers), so whatever is going wrong here seems to be something in your environment.

Are you certain that the SATA controller is correctly activated in the BIOS (RAID is not activated, etc)?
Are you certain that your SATA drive is functioning properly?

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