Copy from old forum hosted on SourceForge, so this post wil not be lost!
Post from 26.11.2011, I hope it still works.
First some hardware informations about my Intel SS4200:
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual-Core E2220, 2x 2.40GHz
Flash: Transcend 4GB DOM (IDE)
HDD: 4x 3.5" (SATA)
ATA/IDE configuration: Enhanced
SATA configuration: AHCI, Behind PATA
Before I installed OMV I disconnected all SATA HDDs from the board.
After that I (successfully) installed OMV 0.2.5 (x64) on the 4GB DOM via USB drive.
I booted from the DOM, but after "Loading, please wait..." the following error occurs:
I read on an other site that this is a known issues and occurs also on FreeBSD 7 and Ubuntu amd64 with Intel SS4200. The problem is:
It does not recognize the PATA port unless set in Compatibility mode in the BIOS, and "PATA before SATA".
For testing I installed OMV 0.2.5 (x86) on the 4GB DOM, but the same error occurs.
Then I set ATA/IDE configuration to Compatibility mode and PATA before SATA.
Now OMV/Debian is able to find the device and boots up.
But the next problem is when I set Compatibility mode, the bios recognize only the DOM and 2x SATA HDDs instead of 4.
If I install OMV on a usb drive instead of the DOM it works out of the box with all 4 SATA HDDs.
While I wrote the text above at the afternoon, I couldn`t login to this forum to post if anyone has any ideas how to solve this issue I described above. :shock:
Many hours later I found a solution and maybe its interesting for some other people trying to get OMV working with Intel SS4200.
The necessary kernel modules for ATA/IDE are not loading. To fix this you have to do the same as described here.
Here a small summary and adaption for Intel SS4200:
1.) Set ATA/IDE configuration in Bios to: Compatible
2.) OMV should now boot from your DOM.
3.) Login to console
4.) Add the following modules to /etc/initramfs-tools/modules
You can do this with your favorite unix editor or simply type these commands:
echo ata_piix >> /etc/initramfs-tools/modules
echo ide_generic >> /etc/initramfs-tools/modules
5.) After modifying the file you must update the system with the command:
6.) Now restart and set ATA/IDE configuration in Bios back to: Enhanced
7.) OMV should now boot without problems