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Re: Compatible IDE controllers (preferably for an ES45)

>   For a long list of reasons, I am not going down the SCSI route for a 
>   boot disk for an ES45 that I'm working on. However, since SATA isn't 
>   supported by the SRM, I need to use an IDE disk (SSD) to handle the 
>   boot partition to load those drivers...you can see where this is 
>   going. Anyway, the built-in M1543C chipset, with an IDE controller, 
>   is acting a bit squirrely (I think...either that or I am two for two 
>   bad SSD / flash-memoryish devices), so I'd like to consider adding 
>   in an IDE controller (PCI) that the SRM can recognize and boot from.

Hi, Ryan,

	I haven't seen a complete list, but I doubt that SRM included 
drivers for any IDE chipsets (e.g. third-party) other than the ones 
included in DEC's own chipset or mainboard designs. (They didn't include 
all that many SCSI drivers as it is.) 

	I use the Transcend PATA flash module to hold /boot, and I found 
that my 1GB module doesn't work, but the 128MB does. I'm not sure if 
this is due to getting a bum module, or whether there is some deeper 
limitation stemming from the size difference.


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