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From: Harry Putnam <reader@×××××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Yikes, replacing sata 200gb with Sata 750gb .. no bootsky.
Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2009 15:15:19
1 Setup:
2 amd Athlon64 +3400 architecture
4 I'm attempting to replace 2 200gb sata drives with 2 750 gb drives.
6 All drives concerned are WD.
8 And the 2 200gb are attached to a:
9 Adeptec 1205sa PCI sata card (non-raid)
11 The two existing drives have been working fine but need more room so
12 replacing with 2 750gb.
14 I thought I'd try replacing one first and see how it went.
16 I hit a snag on the first swap. Pulled out the 200gb and inserted a
17 750 but it turns out that the new drive, unlike my older 200gb drives
18 does not have the old 4pin power connector that I expected.
20 I see some other connectors in the wiring harness that look like they
21 go to the larger (non-data) fitting on these new sata drives. Its
22 about twice as wide as the data plug but has the same little 90 degree
23 hook on one end.
25 The matching plugs on the wiring harness appear to be made for this so
26 I go ahead and plug it in, and fire up the machine.
28 As boot up proceeds it gets by the brief memory check then comes a
29 screen saying:
31 Press F3 to enter configuration utility
32 Primary channel: WDC WD750-blah-bah <= my new 750gb drive
34 So I guess this is coming from the Adeptec 1205sa card and press
35 F3... but nothing happens, and no further progress appears possible.
37 Rebooting and ignoring the `Press F3' screen doesn't allow boot to
38 proceed either.
40 So I appear to be stuck and unable to boot up.
42 The boot disk is not on sata and is not involved in the swap.
44 Anyone see anthing similar or have a suggestion.


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-user] Yikes, replacing sata 200gb with Sata 750gb .. no bootsky. Anthony Metcalf <nevyn@××××××××××.uk>
Re: [gentoo-user] Yikes, replacing sata 200gb with Sata 750gb .. no bootsky. Paul Hartman <paul.hartman+gentoo@×××××.com>