[kde-linux] non KDE linux question

James Richard Tyrer tyrerj at acm.org
Tue Mar 17 09:16:36 UTC 2009

david wrote:
> Sorry for a non-KDE question ...
> I have some PATA > SATA adapters (to connect IDE hard drives to SATA 
> connectors). According to the vendor, neither the adapters nor the 
> drives attached to them will appear in the BIOS, but they should appear 
> to the OS. Their example is (of course) Windows-based, but the devices 
> require and provide no drivers. I particularly picked these adapters 
> because one of the reviewers who had bought one was booting Linux from a 
> drive attached to the adapter ...
> So how can I figure out where the drives attached to these devices are 
> showing up, so I can add them to fstab?
You shouldn't have to figure that out.  These are hardware adapters and 
I don't think that they have a driver.  You plugged the adapter into a 
IDE socket so it is still the same device.  All you need to figure out 
is how the Linux SATA driver works.  Before you can add anything to 
fstab, you will need to find it and partition it with fdisk.


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