> -----Original Message----- > From: m.roth at 5-cent.us > Sent: Friday, September 05, 2014 14:50 > > Jason Pyeron wrote: > >> -----Original Message----- > >> From: Jason Pyeron > >> Sent: Sunday, August 31, 2014 18:16 > >> > >> > -----Original Message----- > >> > From: centos-bounces at centos.org > >> > [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of John R Pierce > >> > Sent: Sunday, August 31, 2014 17:34 > >> > To: centos at centos.org > >> > Subject: Re: [CentOS] Install Centos 6 x86_64 on Dell > >> > PowerEdge 2970 and aSSD (hardware probing issues) > >> > > >> > On 8/31/2014 2:03 PM, Jason Pyeron wrote: > >> > > Yes. They support internal SATA drives, we are changing > >> > from spinning drives to SSD. I am working with Dell to get a > >> > BIOS patch, but I wont hold my breath. > >> > > >> > is the SATA interface in AHCI mode or legacy IDE emulation? > >> > >> Good question, I will ask Dell. The BIOS only has Off and > >> Auto as choices. Is there a preference I should shoot for? > > > > So the dell tech says it only supports ATA (IDE) mode. > [Sorry for the > > accidental forward] > > > > Now I have to find an alternative to supporting a SSD boot > device on a > > SATA port in IDE (ATA) mode. > > > Ok, I see - it's an old 2970 - I see the manuals on Dell's > site were last > revised in 2011. We got rid of all our 2950's (except for > one, I think, or > two, and they're another team's). IIRC, they did have a > choice of AHCI or > RAID, and I think there may have been one other option. Unless this is I think that is on the PERC contoller. The Onboard SATA A/B ports are the issue. > *really* old, I can't imagine that they actually have a > physical IDE or > EIDE interface, so there should be some way around this. We have some with 40 pin IDE, but I am ignoring them. Both IDE and SATA mother boards have the same BIOS version!?!?! -Jason -- -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- - - - Jason Pyeron PD Inc. http://www.pdinc.us - - Principal Consultant 10 West 24th Street #100 - - +1 (443) 269-1555 x333 Baltimore, Maryland 21218 - - - -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- This message is copyright PD Inc, subject to license 20080407P00.