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February 28th, 2011, 06:08 PM
I am considering buying a SYBA SY-VIA-150R PCI SATA / IDE Combo
RAID Controller Card. I have a Dell Dimension 2400 that only has
an IDE controller. I want to install Ubuntu 10.10 on an SATA
drive with the SYBA SY-VIA-150R card. The SATA drive would be
the only drive and therefore it would be the boot drive.

Will the Ubuntu installer recognize that drive?

Thank you

Mark Phelps
February 28th, 2011, 06:52 PM
I had the opposite problem -- new PC motherboard without extra IDE jacks, stuck in IDE controller. Ubuntu installs could see the drives -- but could not boot from either drive connected to that controller card.

Thried three different controller cards -- same problem with all three.

Sorry, but don't have experience with the model controller card.

February 28th, 2011, 08:27 PM
I received a response to an email inquiry I sent earlier to the manufacturer. They explained that "Ubuntu will not recongize the driver because the current driver's for SY-VIA-150R may does not support Ubuntu 10.10."

Can someone recommend a fully compatable sata controller card for Ubuntu 10.10?