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This page describes how to debug issue with IDE harddrives, CDROM and DVD drives.

Chances are that if you have newer hardware and are running a newer distribution, you are using the ata_piix module.

Debugging procedure

  • On power on, press 'Escape' to get the Grub boot menu
  • Add the following kernel command line parameters at the end

{{{break=top, modprobe ata_generic all_generic_ide=1 }}}

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