No SATA drive with Boot CD GA-K8N51GMF-9 TI 9.0/Build 2270/2337

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by njfnjf, Mar 1, 2006.

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  1. njfnjf

    njfnjf Registered Member

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    Hi,

    I'm building a new system, using TI to transfer setup to a SATA drive.

    The SATA drive is recognised by BIOS, but when TI comes up, nothing is seen.

    Trawled the archive. Latest greatest version got, new boot CD burnt, PATA/IDE drive removed (DVD still there on IDE chain of course)....any ideas?

    HDD is not formatted...if that's relevant. Is it a driver issue?

    Can't see an APIC on/off option in BIOS.

    Ta in advance, Nick.
     
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    Menorcaman Retired Moderator

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    Hello Nick,

    That's probably because there isn't one!! Boot from the Acronis rescue CD. When you reach the selection screen press F11 and, in the Linux kernel command line, leave a space after the word Quiet and add the commands acpi=off noapic. After that click on the OK button and select "Full version" to continue booting into TI then see whether it detects your SATA drive. If that doesn't work, try adding the command ide-detect=off instead.

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  3. njfnjf

    njfnjf Registered Member

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    Hi Menorcaman,

    Good post - instrumental in fixing. Thanks.

    F11 brought up the kernel options box - I deleted quiet (although I threw the other options in there, I suspect they were not needed).

    I was happy to see an underlying Linux Kernel in the subsequent program boot...the sata_nw driver was just working fine...drives detected, but there was a:

    "/dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target0/lun0: Unknown partition table"

    ...error. I then assumed that TI doesn't like 'blank' drives when trying to restore. So, I used Disk Director to create a dummy NTFS partition and label the drive with a partition table.

    Rebooting with True Image, I now have the missing drive in the 'explorer' display....and the restore is chunking away now.

    In summary - looks like TI does not like SATA/S-ATA drives without partition tables. The fix is to make one before booting with TI.

    Thanks. Nick.
     
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    njfnjf Registered Member

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    That should have read sata_nv driver, of course. Corrected so search engines would not fail.
     
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