[CentOS] Laptop hd incorrect

chandlercody at gmail.com chandlercody at gmail.com
Wed Aug 12 18:07:17 UTC 2009

Thanks for the reply!  Looking at the specs the hd is sata.  Also the documents for rhel are they the same for centos?  I'm looking for items to help me learn/gain knowledge.

Thank You
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At Wed, 12 Aug 2009 16:40:11 +0000 CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org> wrote:

> Hello
>   I'm new to linux and am trying to install centos 5.3 on my laptop
> and it has an ata drive but centos does not see the had or cdrom.
> Googleing does not give me much to check. The laptop is a hp-g60 249wm,
> latest bios update. The bios does not have any ability to change drive
> information. The bios basically allows me to only set time, date and
> boot item. Any advice or direction is appreciated!

Is the drive IDE (PATA) or SATA?  If SATA, you will need a proper SATA
driver.  As a *guess* (which worked for the SATA controller on my
desktop motherboard), try adding the 'irqpoll' kernel parameter:

Boot: linux irqpoll

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> Cody
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