[debian-knoppix] knoppix boot hang, Asus A7V ATA100
I've got one machine that Knoppix has trouble on (it is GREAT on several
I've searched the web & mailing lists, tried multiple knoppix versions,
but to no avail.
It has an Asus A7V (Via KT133) motherboard, and one drive (Quantum
Fireball /dev/hde) connected to the on-board Promise ATA100 controller.
When I attempt to boot knoppix on the machine, in either of failsafe,
knoppix, expert, and turning off all the 'no---' options listed on the
help page, the system hangs. Expert mode shows that it detects the
drives & IDE controllers, and then hangs just after printing:
hda ... sectors...
hdc ... sectors...
Spurious 8259a interrupt on IRQ 7
(Then Knoppix hangs)
From the Debian installation on the same machine, I'd expect it to print:
hde ... sectors
and continue on. LNX-BBC boots fine, but w/o detecting hde at all.
If I disconnect hde, the Knoppix boots just fine. I've tried the boot
options that Linux 2.2 required to support the ata100:
But to no avail (didn't expect it to work, as Knoppix is 2.4.x...)
Any suggestions on how to get knoppix to boot with my ATA100 controller
& drive? Unplugging the drive every time would be a real bummer. ;-)
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