Re: Installation with off-Board IDE
Andreas Heinlein <email@example.com> writes:
> yesterday, I tried to install Debian 2.2 on a system with ASUS A7V
> board. This board is special in several ways. Apart from a total of
> seven (!) USB ports, it has an onboard Promise UATA/100 chip, in
> addition to the UATA/66 controller built into the VIA chipset.
> The system shipped with the CD-ROM as primary master on the
> UATA/66-Bus and the HD as primary master on the Promise Bus. The
> Debian installation did not find this drive nor the IDE controller.
Which flavor were you using? You should have been using udma66.
> I don't know if Linux-2.2.17 supports this chip at all, because I
> tried compiling a custom kernel after a succesful installation with
> the drive on the UATA/66 bus, but even with "other IDE chipset"
> support Linux wouldn't detect the controller.
Yes, it needs some sort of patch, see the kernel-patch-*-ide package.
.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>