Re: A8V + Drivemess
On Wed, Sep 29, 2004 at 03:34:59PM +0300, msaren wrote:
> I get Asus A8V motherboard with Promise 20378 and VIA8237 ide
> controlles. Now I have /boot partition in standard IDE controller and
> Debian installer sees it with out problems. I'd like to put / partition
> in Promise RAID, in which I have to identical PATA drives. However,
> Debian installer does not see any drives (except /boot). Drives at
> Promise controller work anyway nice with XP.
The PATA ports on a Promise controllers are not (yet) supported, see
> So what should I do? With lsmod I found both sata_via.ko and
> sata_promise.ko. Should I get some extra kernelmodule for Promise RAID?
First of all, it's not a hardware RAID so don't expect blazing write
performance, see http://linux.yyz.us/sata/faq-sata-raid.html .
I think your current options are:
- Use a Promise PATA controller IDE card
- Get SATA drives and connect them to your Promise 20378
- Get SATA-->PATA bridges so you can connect your PATA drives to the
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