Re: IDE Disk Controllers: Natively supported / detecting them ....
Great, thanks for this.
BUT: What do I do when I've got such a compatible card? Just plug it
in? Will Linux just work, and just see the card and any IDE drives
attached to it? Or do I have to run some scripts first - if so what
This last bit is the last bit of info I'm really after.
On Tue, 1 Feb 2005 23:14:54 +0100, Wim De Smet <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Tue, 1 Feb 2005 21:57:42 +0000, jim biri <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I'd like to buy an ATA IDE disk controller card that is natively
> > supported by the kernel in Den b2.4. How can I find out what is
> > natively supported?
> > Thanks to posts on the newsgroup (which have been very helpful),
> > apparently a card with a Promise chipset aka Maxtor chipset is
> > supported - but how do you know? More importantly - how can you find
> > out before buying one?
> > Also - once you've got such a card that *is* supported, do you just
> > plug it in? How do you tell Deb to recognise it? Are there some
> > commands that should be run? Once it "sees" the card, will it
> > automatically see any IDE drives connected to it?
> > So - here's a Promise card: Promise Ultra ATA-133 TX2
> > http://www.dabs.com/uk/channels/components/controllersandiocards/productView.htm?quicklinx=14Q0
> > Is this any good? Is this natively supported?
> > Any help much appreciated.
> > Thanks, Jim.
> Hi Jim,
> You can usually find out about supported hardware in the linux
> hardware howto (you can find it at tldp.org). It lists the supported
> However, I went to the promise site and the "data sheet" actually
> lists linux as a supported OS. So I think you're pretty safe when it
> comes to that. This is mostly very generic hardware anyway.
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