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Re: problems with Sil SATA

Harald Dunkel wrote:

Charles Steinkuehler wrote:
mebs@szm.sk wrote:

I have Asus A7N8X-E motherboard with sil SATA and only disk IBM 80GB SATA. I haven´t instaled debian yet. Debian instalating program can´t detedt my disk. where can I get module for my SATA or how can I use newer kernel for instalation or what can I do?

The daily builds have seen my on-board Silicon Image 3112 (I've got an A7N8X-Delux), but you might still run into problems. Depending on your drives, there may be problems with the siimage driver (Seagate drives are apparently the ones to avoid). I think all the problems have been worked out, but you'd need the latest patches from the lkml or linux-ide list. With the most recent posted just a few days ago, you'll probably have to build your own kernel:

I don't even get that far. After manually loading sata_sil (using
expert26) the Partition Disks menu still does not show any disks.

lspci says:

0000:01:07.0 RAID bus controller: Silicon Image, Inc. (formerly CMD Technology Inc) Silicon Image Serial ATARaid Controller [ CMD/Sil 3512 ] (rev 01)
0000:01:07:0 Class 0104: 1095:3512 (rev 01)

And /proc/scsi/sata_sil/0 says, that there is no support for
/proc yet.

Am I missing another module?

I've been using the siimage driver for my 3112 based controllers (and had some problems), I'm not sure if they work better with the 3512 or not.

If you're using the sata_sil module, you'll also need libata and scsi_mod (which should get loaded automatically if you modprobe sata_sil), but you won't see any partitions (or be able to access the disks at all) until you also load sd_mod. Remember, libata makes new sata drives look like scsi disks, so they'll show up as /dev/sdX, not /dev/hdX.

Charles Steinkuehler

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