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Re: Corrected Subject Line: PCI-to-IDE Cards for BCM91480b

Gary Smith wrote:
> Dear Debian-Mips Developers:
> I am in the process of installing Debian Linux to a disk drive using a
> BCM91480b evaluation platform, and I am using a third-party PCI-to-IDE card
> to connect between the 91480b evaluation board and the drive.  I've
> encountered various DMA issues when installing or using Debian, and I am
> curious to know if using another PCI-to-IDE card would solve the problems
> I've encountered.

Linux currently fails when IDE DMA is used in a system with more than

> Are there particular PCI-to-IDE cards that are
> recommended for use with Debian Linux and the BCM91480b platform?

I use Silicon Image based cards and have no trouble with them. I believe
any card which is supported by Linux will also work for Linux/MIPS.


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