View Full Version : [ubuntu] Installing 12.10 on new server and Ubuntu does not detect the hard drives.

April 23rd, 2013, 11:06 PM
Went to install Ubuntu today on a just built server but the install only detects 1 drive. the server has a total of 5 drives 1 is a standard ATA drive and the other 4 are Sata drives. The drive are seen in the bios but not in Ubuntu. The ATA drive is going to be the Operating system and the other 4 I want to configure in a raid array. any suggestion on how to get Ubuntu to detect the other drive?

April 23rd, 2013, 11:09 PM
Are the 4 drives plugged directly into the motherboard or into an add-on card?

Can you give us your system specs please, especially the motherboard and any other drive controllers you may have.

April 23rd, 2013, 11:25 PM
The 4 Sata drives are connected directly to the motherboard. The motherboard is a XFX GeForce 8100,8200,8300 with integrated GeForce Graphics.

April 24th, 2013, 12:06 AM
Try going into your BIOS and changing the mode of the SATA ports, put it in AHCI mode if you can.

April 24th, 2013, 01:40 AM
The only options that I can change in the BIOS for Sata drives are: LBA/Large Mode, Block (Multi-Sector Transfer), PIO Mode and DMA Mode and none of them have an option ACHI.