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Thread: Replacement of MOBO and CPU




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    Default Replacement of MOBO and CPU

    I had a SATA drive (250GB) which I was using on an ASUS Motherboard with AMD Athlon X2. The Board has some problem. So I decided to use an old MoBo Which I already have (GIGABYTE GA-G31M-ES2L) and a pentium chip (dual core E5200).

    There are some peculiar issues

    1. on plugging my SATA HDD , it is recognized as IDE ( channel 0 primary) and my SATA DVD RAM as IDE (channel 1 primary).
    2. I have a dual boot of WINDOWS 7 (64 Bit) and OpenSUSE Linux (64 bit)
    3. Grub boots fine , but the disk reference is all mixed up I guess . So I tried to start the OS from the grub prompt. When I chainload to Windows, a blank screen appears and system reboots
    4. When I try to start Open SUSE , there is a message "waiting for root device to appear " and then hangs

    What are the settings to be used in BIOS?

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    Default Re: Replacement of MOBO and CPU

    Do you recall is your previous configuration was using IDE, AHCI or RAID?

    in the Bios there should be a selection for changing the Disk from IDE to AHCI, I'm assuming your old board was setup this way. if Windows 7 was installed using AHCI, you would not be able to boot in to that OS if the MB was setup to use IDE.

    IDE is the default as everything will work with IDE is initially setup that way.

    have a look in to that and go from there.

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