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Re: [K12OSN] SATA and K12LTSP

Thanks, Shahms, Eric, and Brad. I have forwarded your responses to Rich. I hope that he can solve his problem with the information you have provided. Excellent info,

Thanks again.

Shahms King wrote:

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Eric Harrison wrote:
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


Additionally, there are some known installation problems with certain
SATA controllers and FC4 (on which K12LTSP 4.4.1 is based), so knowning
which controller he has would be useful.  Look through the bugs at the
link below and see if any applies to your hardware:


As a side note, I have an SATA harddrive at home that wasn't found by
the default installer but after working some magic (which, sadly, I no
longer remember) I got things installed and running.  I should note that
the installer doesn't have all of the drivers that the final install
does, so difficulty during install doesn't necessarily mean the drive(s)
won't work once installed.

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