I am configuring linux kernel 3.12.14 obtained from linux.org for compiling using 'make gconfig'. My question is what options exactly I need to enable to make it work for my Seagate IDE HDD? I am compiling it for my other PC that has this HDD (not on which I am performing compilation).

  • IDE interface is quite common and should just work as is by default. – Mali Mar 28 '14 at 8:51

You need to check under >Device Drivers that "Serial ATA and Parallel ATA drivers" is <*> and as said in Help Section, make sure that you know the name of your (S)ATA host adaptater because you will be asked for it (lspci is your friend).

  • That other system is currently running windows. And its a IDE drive, that is different from SATA. – JuliandotNut Mar 28 '14 at 18:45

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