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Re: Promise Controller

On Sat, Mar 29, 2003 at 09:01:31PM -0600, Richard Fillion wrote:
> I'm trying to get a Promise controller working in my PWS500au, and i'm
> not having very good luck.  The controller works cause i used it once in
> my celeron, and it works with linux/alpha cause i used to use it in my
> DS3305 to get this same drive to work.  Here's what the kernel spits out
> before it stops at boot:
> ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7, 0x3f6 on irq 14
> ide2 at 0x8410-0x8417, 0x8422 on irq 44
> blk: queue fffffc0000658080, no I/O memory limit.
> hdf: 117231408 sectors (60022MB) w/ 2048KiB cache, CHS 116301/16/63
> UDMA(100)
> hda: ATAPI 32x CD-ROM drive 256kb cache, DMA
> Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision 3.12
> Parition check:
>    hdf: hdf: dma_intr: status 0x51 {DriveReady SeekComplete Error}
>    hdf: dma_intr: error 0x84 {DriveStatus Error Bad CRC}
> And then it just sits there...  

Is the PROMISE card in a 32-bit or 64-bit slot?

If the latter, put it in the former and try again. There are known
DMA problems on PWS when using nthe 64-bit slots.


Jay A Estabrook                            HPTC - LINUX support
Hewlett-Packard Company - MRO1-2/K15       (508) 467-2080
200 Forest Street, Marlboro MA 01752       Jay.Estabrook@hp.com

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