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Re: SATA Harddisk problem

Post by GoBusto » Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:18 pm

The ISO file is no longer corrupt, but when I tried to install it under VirtualBox I got a black screen when I expected to see the first stage setup.

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Re: SATA Harddisk problem

Post by Lone_Rifle » Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:51 pm

Assuming you're not getting this when you use an IDE disk or SATA disk in IDE emulation mode?

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Post by hto » Wed Feb 25, 2009 7:40 pm

And what it confessed on its deathbed?

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Re: SATA Harddisk problem

Post by Lone_Rifle » Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:02 pm

if it got the black screen before the first stage setup, it's likely it just died before debugging output anything.

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Post by hto » Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:32 pm

Debug versions of freeldr and setupldr are here.

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Re: SATA Harddisk problem

Post by Haos » Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:05 am

There is something wrong with your setup then... it should at least start debugging.

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Re: SATA Harddisk problem

Post by hto » Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:29 am

GoBusto wrote: The ISO file is no longer corrupt, but when I tried to install it under VirtualBox I got a black screen when I expected to see the first stage setup.
VirtualBox emulates Intel ICH8M (AHCI) controller, but UniATA driver does not yet support it.

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Re: SATA Harddisk problem

Post by Hammerhead_2 » Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:21 pm

has anyone tried the new iso and had any luck
running out of ide hd's to use,,

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Re: SATA Harddisk problem

Post by hto » Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:01 pm

People says that UniATA driver now supports SiS SATA. About IDE, I've tried it with Intel PIIX3 (in QEMU) and ICH4 (real hardware), all works well.

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Re: SATA Harddisk problem

Post by Drazic » Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:34 pm

I just burned the .ISO en tried it on my pc.. In the first stage where it says: Reading files, the screen turns black at the point around reading the ext2 file.. :cry: So please

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Re: SATA Harddisk problem

Post by Drazic » Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:48 pm

UPDATE: When I switched to IDE emulation in the BIOS, the same cd would also go black after ext2.sys, but give the blue installer screen after that. So it only crashes with SATA :(

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Post by hto » Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:32 pm

There were some changes in UniATA driver. Try the latest build, only rename uniata.sys file to atapi.sys.

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Re: SATA Harddisk problem

Post by Drazic » Sun Apr 26, 2009 5:38 pm

I took the trunk build from today, replaced atapi.sys with the uniata driver, and I still cannot get past the first installation step without freezing :S

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RE: Microsoft support for SATA

Post by shjacks45 » Sat Jul 18, 2009 9:30 pm

Press F6 (hee hee).

On the MS whdc page there is a whitepaper that SATA will be retired in favor of USB.
If you read the SATA Standard, then read chipset and motherboard and disk manufacturer and bios support (Phoenix, AMI) documentation you'll see some variation in how the standard is interpreted. IDE Emulation seems to work best with e.g. Western Digital or Maxtor. Microsoft drivers usually contain a list of hardware Standards exceptions to satisfy whiny vendors.

Known issues with some DVDs and SATA, I had issues with older SATA ASUS MB (also Intel MB) and Sony BlueRay (ref to Sony site) but replaced it with SATA-ATA adapter and Pioneer ATA drive and set SATA to emulation. Needed to zero MBR and ESCD also, BIOS issues.

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Re: SATA Harddisk problem

Post by Drazic » Sun Jul 19, 2009 6:10 pm

It turned out to be an AHCI issue, not SATA!

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