Rescue with Promise Ultra133 TX2
I'm facing a problem with an old K6-2/400 fileserver on an Asus
P/I-XP55T2P4 Mainboard. Since the old bios (already flashed to the
"newest" version) does not support large harddisks (even if I turn the
harddisks off!) and the computer would otherwise not boot, my colleague
and I put in an Promise Ultra133 TX2 (also with the last bios flashed).
The boot-harddisk is also on this controller.
It was already running very fine with Debian 3.0. But then I changed the
NIC and had to recompile some kernel modules. Unfortunatelly somehow I
killed Lilo (it just says "LI"), so I wanted to boot from the rescue
disk. I already used the bf2.4 and the idepci flavour. I use the boot
parameters "boot: rescue idebus=66 ide2=0xd800 root=/dev/hde1". It then
starts, recognizes the harddisks and reports the correct size, but it
says something like "Probing with status (0x50) instead of ALTSTATUS
(0xff)". It comes further to the partition check of hde, but then it
stops. I don't know, what 'he' wants to tell me, what he dislikes. Have
I forgotten some parameters? Not using the idebus=xx does not change
anything. Please help me!