Re: K8N-E Deluxe: No DMA on IDE Disks
On 4/20/05, Jim Wiggs <email@example.com> wrote:
> I've got a box built on the ASUS K8N-E Deluxe motherboard, and I absolutely
> can not get DMA working on my hard drives. I am running the Debian 2.6.11
> kernel, to which I have applied the fixes suggested at:
> But no joy. My only clue is that there are dmesg log messages which seem
> to suggest that by the time the NFORCE driver loads, the generic IDE drivers
> have already grabbed control of the ide interfaces (NFORCE3-250: "port 0x01f0
> already claimed by ide0"). But how do I prevent this from happening?
I had the same problem, and I had to compile the DMA driver into the
kernel to get it working. It seems that some DMA drivers have to
activate DMA during the boot process.