SATA support in Linux kernel's menuconfig

Andrew Benton b3nton at
Sun Feb 7 03:43:28 PST 2010

On 07/02/10 09:12, Aditya Bankar wrote:
> Hi,
> While doing make menuconfig, in chapter 8 lfs-6.5, I found the following:
> "Support for SATA (deprecated; conflicts with libata SATA driver)"
> I have SATA harddrive. If I don't enable this how would the kernel talk to SATA drive?

Use libata, the [*] Serial ATA and Parallel ATA drivers  --->

> Can The library libata be used during boot time?

Yes. Compile the drivers you need into the kernel.


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