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Installing 2.6 with Promise's S150 SX4-M SATA card

I'm trying to install sarge (release candidate 2 with 2.6 kernel) on a
PC using Promise's S150 SX4-M SATA RAID controller and three 300G
Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 SATA HDDs. There are no other operating systems
on the system. I can configure the software in the initial installation
phase but when the computer tries to reboot onto the HDD(s) themselves,
the computer pauses indefinately with the following messages with either

* L 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 (several lines worth of 99's)

* GRUB loading 1.5, please wait.

I'm installing GNU/Linux on the first drive (/dev/sda) of the three
drives as I intend to use software raid 5 eventually. I've even
initialised the MBR (using 'dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda bs=512
count=1'). If I install Redhat 9.0 with Promise's Redhat driver or
Windows XP, the computer boots up fine. 

I would appreciate some comments and assistance.


John Woollatt
Cambustion Limited

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