[SATLUG] updating the bios in Fedora 12

Daniel Villarreal youcanlinux at gmail.com
Thu Mar 25 04:32:39 CDT 2010

On my Intel motherboard, I have the option of using AHCI for optimal
performance, as well as the ability to hot-swap my SATA drives (which saves
me from having to buy external hard drive enclosures). I don't have to use
the AHCI setting, though.

from my motherboard manual ...
"Configure SATA as…"
IDE is default

RAID: enables RAID which may require you to install the RAID Driver during
OS installation

AHCI: allows you to take advantage of Advanced Host Controller Interface
features such as Native command Queuing, Hot plug, etc., without the option
use RAID. Requires a hard drive that supports AHCI.

On Tue, Mar 23, 2010 at 2:57 PM, Jeremy Mann <jeremymann at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Mar 23, 2010 at 1:50 PM, Peter Cross <pjcrux at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Thanks Jeremy google was my friend this time. Thanks for the heads up and
> > friendly pointer on this I was not aware of Bart's.
> Barts has saved my you know what on several occasions. Also, in order
> to use SATA drives you will need to manually install the Intel AHCI
> driver. By default, Barts just builds with native IDE support and does
> not include SATA. You might as well load it up with USB and networking
> support, WinSCP, Putty, Firefox, and whatever else you want. This will
> turn into an ultimate Windows rescue disc. I use mine and System
> Rescue CD on a daily basis.

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