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Re: Anyone uses the Gigabyte GA K8-NS Pro ?

Hannes Mayer wrote:
>>>GigaRAID ATA 133 RAID controller
>>I don't know.
> As far as I've read, the nForce3 has an IDE/ATA controller. Is that
> GigaRAID additional to the nForce3 controller, or does one need the
> GigaRAID working in order to use a ATA disk ?

I'd be willing to bet the ite8212 is in addition to the nforce3
controller (which works flawlessly for me, by the way).

1. The ite8212 is a dual-channel controller (according to pci.ids in the
kernel source).

2. Searching google images gave me this:
...which clearly shows four IDE connectors. Probably the two right next
to the RAM are nforce3, and the ite8212 is for the other two.

> I grep'ed the kernel source and only found "8212" (GigaRAID uses the
> ITE8212 chip) in /drivers/pci/pci.ids
> Since I only found it in the PCI id's I think it's not supported ?
> (otherwise it would appear somewhere in the source aswell ?)

I think you're right. I couldn't find anything definitive on google
after a few minutes of searching. ITE does have a driver listed:

...but I couldn't make it compile, even after fixing the Makefile (which
is hardcoded for /usr/src/linux-2.6.1) and fixing the missing includes.
I don't really know what I'm doing, though.


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