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Is switching from IDE mode to AHCI going to screw things up?

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Just wondering since I've retired my last IDE drive (which would not work if I set AHCI mode in my bios for any other drive) if I could just go into the bios and switch things from IDE to AHCI without worry or if I have to do something extra like I'll be doing for my Windows partition. Windows is on the same drive as my Linux stuff and the drive is MBR with Grub 1.99 and kernel 3.2 so...? Will I be fine just with the BIOS change? I've searched but there were all kinds of post saying things would be fine and other saying that this would lead to trouble and almost all were from the 2.6 kernels so IDK. redface.gif

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Yes it will, you'll need to do the IDE to ACHI/RAID hack to make sure that your machine doesn't BSOD on bootup.

You can try it without using the hack but you might need to change it and then do the hack

You can get it here.

forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=313676

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Quote:
Originally Posted by compuman145 View Post

Yes it will, you'll need to do the IDE to ACHI/RAID hack to make sure that your machine doesn't BSOD on bootup.
You can try it without using the hack but you might need to change it and then do the hack
You can get it here.
forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=313676
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Thanks but I already was aware of the Windows work around and potential problem. I'm asking in the Linux section because I'm not sure if I'll have to do something similar with Linux. Thanks for another source with the Windows solution though.
     
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Linux has no issues with it last time I tried several years ago.
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Hmm...now the question comes...is it worth it?
     
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Hmm...now the question comes...is it worth it?
Yes, you get NCQ and hot swap support.
Edited by Sean Webster - 11/14/12 at 10:50am
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Alright thanks Sean, Shrak, and Comp. Wish me luck. Going to hack the windows reg and then see what happens. Hopefully, this isn't one of my Murphy's Law days.
     
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Yeah, it won't be a problem. Some kernels/initrds have some really slim setups that only include the currently installed drivers rather than both the IDE and the AHCI driver, so initially using a fallback initrd to boot up and remake the initrds would probably be necessary.
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Well link worked fine without any work and Windows is up now after the two reboots to get drivers...the question is (I know I'm in the Linux section) should I bother installing AMD's drivers since my mobo is SB750 based or will the ones that Windows has be fine?
     
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