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I'm building a new rig and got the RealSSD C300 for its supposedly stellar performance, but it is not recognized when I try to install Ubuntu 10.4LTS 64-bit. Is there anything that I can do to get this recognized?

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The question lies in the SATA3 controller. This forum thread answers the question.


In summary, in the BIOS change the SATA3 controller mode to AHCI, this should allow linux to find and use the drive.

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Is it recognized by the BIOS? Does it work with a Windows Live-CD? According to e.g. this page or this blog post in German it should just work with Ubuntu 10.4.

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Recognized by both CMOS and Windows install disk. – Andrew Redd Sep 29 '10 at 15:09
could it be the SATA 3 that it is connected to? – Andrew Redd Sep 29 '10 at 15:12

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