SATA support in Linux kernel's menuconfig

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Mon Feb 8 16:07:01 PST 2010

On 2/8/10, Andrew Benton <b3nton at> wrote:
> On 08/02/10 15:04, Ken Moffat wrote:

> Indeed. I was wrong. They do work with libata. They were older machines
> that were working fine so I avoided the headache of altering their
> kernel configs. My first couple of attempts at getting libata to work
> ended with kernel panics. Not because of the kernel config, but because
> I forgot to change the grub boot line to /dev/sda (DOH!).
> So yeah, libata works fine. Sorry for the noise. Libata works better
> with udev. I don't need custom udev rules for each machine, the default
> udev rules creates the cdrom symlink pointing at /dev/sr0 which is owned
> by group cdrom.

I have both and udev works ok with everything.

This is an old system that has IDE cdroms/dvds and an IDE disk which
work fine as hdx. It also has SATA controller cards with some disks
that work fine as sdx.
The sata controllers were selected as

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