Bug#345374: linux-image-2.6.14-2-686: I too have this problem
On Tue, Jan 03, 2006 at 03:43:13PM -0800, Garrett P. McLean wrote:
> I have the same problem. When piix is loaded as a module, I am unable to
> mess with DMA settings. However, when I compile piix statically, I can
> set DMA without a hitch. This issue has been discussed on debian-user,
> and I believe it is a kernel bug, but I feel more comfortable reporting
> bugs here (and I don't know how to report a kernel bug). Here's the
> thread on debian-user:
try to use initramfs-tools?
dma should work out of the box.