[ILUG] SATA DVD+-RW
pnee at toombeola.com
Fri Jun 15 12:21:44 IST 2007
Possibly a slightly less complex question than Brendan's but anyway.
I have a PowerEdge 830 for which I bought one of these
Looks like there's good support in Linux for DVD writing in general
with dvdtools. Unfortunately I'm not even getting that far. I've
hooked it up, its getting power but the BIOS does not see it. In the
BIOS setup screen if I set SATA0 or SATA1 to "auto detect" a device it
simply says "unknown device" and reverts to "off" on next boot.
"unknown device" is the same answer I get if there is nothing plugged
into the port.
The PowerEdge has a PCI raid card into which there is are two SATA
disks connected. There is also a regular PATA CD/DVD combo. There
are no other SATA devices connected to the motherboard.
So am I missing something obvious here? What's the significance of
the SATA0 port (it's blue on both the PCI raid card & the
motherboard)? I don't have another SATA system I can plug this into
to see if it works there.
Any help appreciated,
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