Here are my answers to your questions:
anotherengineer, on 29 May 2011 - 10:03 PM, said:
I see amd's newest driver raid (ahci) cat 11-5 has SB850 03/14/2011 (3.3.1540.13) in it and the SB750 is 03/17/2009 (3.1.1540.127) Whereas Fernando's SBxxx mod is 3.2.1548.37 - from catalyst #??
The AMD textmode drivers v3.2.1548.37 for Windows XP (32/64bit) are dated 04/06/2010, but I don't remember in which Catalyst package I found these drivers.
I am just wondering if I should use Fernando's old 'above' mod, or try to slipstream the newer AMD drivers??
It depends on the special Southbridge version of your mainboard and the mode of your AMD SATA Controller (AHCI or RAID). Maybe the WHQL certified driver v3.3.1540.13, which is part of the actual Catalyst 11-5, will work with your SB7xx system, although these drivers were only designed by AMD for SB8xx Southbridges.
If the WHQL driver should not detect your SATA hdd while trying to get Windows XP SP3 installed, you may use the AMD textmode driver v3.3.1540.13, which has been modified by me (see below).
Fernando, does your mod support both the SB7xx and SB8xx?? I also plan a mobo upgrade to SB850 in the future also.
The modded driver will definitively support AMD SB8xx Southbridges, the only question is, if they will support SB6xx and SB7xx Southbridges too.
Although I have added all known HardwareID's of these older Southbridges into the INF and OEM files, I am not sure, that the driver itself (that is the file named ahcix86.sys resp. ahcix64.sys) will support these older AMD SATA Controllers.
Can you do another driver mod for nlite Fernando or is that too much work/time?
I have done it for you and other interested users with an AMD RAID system (see below).
@ all users with an AMD SB7xx or SB6xx Southbridge, who want to install Windows XP or XP x64 onto a SATA hdd running in RAID mode:
Here are the download links to the requested modified AMD textmode drivers on the basis of the newest AMD RAID drivers v3.3.1540.13 for Windows XP (32/64bit) dated 03/15/2011:
>32bit AMD SBxxx Textmode Driver v3.3.1540.13 mod by Fernando<
>64bit AMD SBxxx Textmode Driver v3.3.1540.13 mod by Fernando<
- These drivers have been customized by me for being usable with all AMD Southbridges from SB6xx up. Nevertheless I am not sure, if they will work with all SB6xx and SB7xx RAID systems.
- Only the text files with the suffix .INF and .OEM have been modified by adding the needed HardwareID's, whereas the original AMD drivers (= SYS files) were not touched at all.
- Due to the customization the driver has lost the WHQL stamp, but this has no negative effect on the integration or the function of the drivers.
- You may download and use these modified drivers at own risk.
- Please report here, if the XP resp. XPx64 installation succeeded with these customized drivers.
Don't forget to mention your special AMD Southbridge. If possible, please post the special HardwareID's of your AMD SATA Controller. You will get them this way:
- Open the Device Manager and search for a Device named "AMD AHCI Compatible RAID Controller".
- Then do a right click onto it > "Properties" > "Details" > "Property" > "HardwareID's".
Meanwhile I found HardwareID's of several OEM systems, which have not been regarded by me, when I started to modify the INF and OEM text files. That is why I have replaced the linked modded 32/64bit AMD SBxxx AHCI and RAID driverpacks v3.3.1540.13 by new ones at 06/06. So it may be possible, that these drivers now are usable with even more AMD chipset AHCI/RAID systems.
Recently I have realized, that the TXTSETUP.OEM file of the linked modded 32bit AMD SBxxx AHCI and RAID driver v3.3.1540.13 (see above) had some wrong entries, which may have prevented a proper integration of the related 32bit driver into a Windows XP CD for users with some special AMD SATA Controllers. I am sorry about that.
As a consequence I have now corrected the TXTSETUP.OEM entries and repacked, reuploaded and relinked the modified 32bit version of the AMD SBxxx AHCI and RAID driver v3.3.1540.13 at 06/16/2011. After having done that, I hope, that this actual driver now can be integrated into a Windows XP-CD without any problems with nearly all SBxxx AHCI and RAID systems.
Users, who had already downloaded the previous (uncorrect) 32bit driver version, should download this actual version again, because the mistake within the TXTSETUP.OEM of the earlier presented package may have been responsable for the failure of the XP installation onto the AMD chipset system running in AHCI or RAID mode.
The 64bit version of the driver was not affected at all and has not been replaced.
This post has been edited by Fernando 1: 17 June 2011 - 03:49 AM