digital editing in Linux: SATA drive fun

by Carla Schroder

My Kubuntu system is working out great as a digital photo editing workstation. Originally it had a 80gig SATA drive, but I decided to get a bigger drive and swap the old one into my main workstation-for-paying-work. Well now, Linux support for SATA is fine n dandy, you don't have to install drivers like you do for poor antique Windowses. But in the computing world rule #1 is "there are always glitches." My workstation-for-paying-work wouldn't recognize the 80-gig SATA drive. It took awhile to get there, but the answer turned out to be a simple one...


2007-03-31 14:26:48
Found this page since I have ASRock MB
(939Dual-SATA2 with JMicron JMB360 SATA II) and a new
Western Digital drive (400GB, SATA II)

In my case it looks like it is the controller that does not start
(reset) properly.

libata version 2.00 loaded.
ahci 0000:03:00.0: version 2.0
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:03:00.0[A] -> GSI 35 (level, low) -> IRQ 90
ahci 0000:03:00.0: controller reset failed (0xffffffff)
ACPI: PCI interrupt for device 0000:03:00.0 disabled
ahci: probe of 0000:03:00.0 failed with error -5

But I think my problem is more related to something like this (as SATA II
should work with my hardware)

I have not tried the patch yet...