Recognizing a SATA drive on my quad

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Recognizing a SATA drive on my quad

Postby DangerousThing » Sun Feb 09, 2014 12:35 pm

I want to be able to format and use a 1 TB SSD SATA notebook drive I have.

I have a Udoo quad running under the Ubuntu image on this website. I'm using a 12 volt 5 amp power supply.

I was fairly familiar with Linux 10 years ago, but I seem to have forgotten some of my basics.

I've plugged the drive into the SATA data port, and using the power cable I received with the Starter Kit I plugged that into the port next to the SATA data port, which should be 5 volts, I believe.

I power up the Udoo and go in through the serial port. My only problem is that I can't seem to see the drive, and I don't even know which device in /dev the SATA disk is supposed to be. And then i seem to have forgotten how to format it.

Can anybody help me with this?

Further information: the SSD drive gets warm after a while, so I assume it is getting power.
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Re: Recognizing a SATA drive on my quad

Postby DangerousThing » Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:21 pm

I think I'm on the right track. I put my SSD into a USB case so i could write the same image as is on my SD Card.

Then I put the disk on the Udoo where I was able to find it as /dev/sda.

I then used parted to fix the partition size as well as putting a 3 GB swap partition on the SSD. The information is on the web if you know what questions to ask. I asked: "how to extend an ext3 partition using parted on linux." It turns out you also need a few other programs to fix the filesystems. Right now I'm extending the filesystem to fit the partition (3 hours and going strong).

More later when I find if this actually works.
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