Linux SATA controllers not recognize my attached hard disk devices

Q. Why Linux is not detecting or recognize my attached hard disk? How do I install Linux on SATA hard disks?

A. Go to your BIOS setup

Press F1/F2 or Del key to enter into BIOS setup

Now turn the ICH8 controller in AHCI mode

Save settings reboot system

Now Linux installer should see disk. Read this previous FAQ for more information.

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