Eric Harrison eharrison at mail.mesd.k12.or.us
Thu Dec 15 16:57:49 UTC 2005

Jim Hays wrote:
> A friend who uses K12LTSP just bought a new server for his K12LTSP lab
> that has SATA drives.  He is trying to install K12LTSP 4.4.1 and it will
> not install on the SATA drives.
> Does K12LTSP "play nice" with SATA?  Does he need a newer version.

A some-what common problem is "RAID" turned on in the bios on a
"Fake-RAID" controller (i.e. a RAID controller that requires special
software drivers to work).

Check the system bios and/or the SATA controller bios (if it has one) to
make sure that any RAID settings are disabled.

If it happens to be a "real" hardware RAID controller, sometimes you
have to create the RAID volumes and initialize them before the operating
system can see the drives.

If neither of those suggestions do the trick, it would be helpful if we
knew the make/model of the SATA controller (and/or the make/model of the

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