Re: Mac 7200 (PPC) sees Promise controller.. BUT NO DRIVES
Well... okay. This is interesting.
Ben, your kernel patches simply don't like my machine. Maybe I'm doing
something wrong, but I've configured around a billion trillion bajillion
kernels in my life (since age 15) and I see nothing missing.
Plain old non-Ben-patched 2.4.20 kernels seem to boot fine on this thing.
However, your patched kernel seems to shunt itself immediately into
Runlevel 0 or Runlevel 6, since the last thing I see when I boot it up
(sorry, the messages scroll by so fast I can't catch them all, and no,
they DO NOT end up in /var/log/messages nor /var/log/syslog) is
"Setting the System Clock using the Hardware Clock as reference..."
... which is generated by hwclock.sh / hwclockfirst.sh, two startup
scripts (in /etc/init.d) which are only loaded by runlevels 0 and 6...
This is not making me happy. :(
Any ideas what I might be doing wrong?
Again, for reference, this machine is a Mac 7200.
Oh, and I even tried removing all the PCI cards, effectively returning the
Mac to "stock" condition (no IDE, just SCSI; no Tulip NIC, just the
built-in MESH)... no go. Same results!
On Fri, 11 Apr 2003, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> On Fri, 2003-04-11 at 16:24, Jessica Blank wrote:
> > I am having a big problem here.
> > My nice little "CD burning server", under my bed, is crippled because the
> > large (40GB) IDE drive in it simply does not detect.
> > This is a KNOWN WORKING drive. I just pulled it out of a working system.
> > I've tried compiling IDE Disk Support and the Promise controller driver
> > (the two necessary modules, of course) as modules, and I've tried
> > compiling them straight into the kernel. NEITHER WORKS.
> > When I insert ide-mod and ide-disk, I get:
> > Apr 11 10:19:28 gandalf kernel: Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver
> > Revision: 6.31
> > Apr 11 10:19:28 gandalf kernel: ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for
> > PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
> > Apr 11 10:19:28 gandalf kernel: PDC20246: IDE controller on PCI bus 00 dev
> > 70
> > Apr 11 10:19:28 gandalf kernel: PDC20246: chipset revision 1
> > Apr 11 10:19:28 gandalf kernel: PDC20246: not 100%% native mode: will
> > probe irqs later
> > Apr 11 10:19:28 gandalf kernel: PDC20246: ROM enabled at 0x80810000
> > Apr 11 10:19:28 gandalf kernel: PDC20246: (U)DMA Burst Bit DISABLED
> > Primary PCI Mode Secondary PCI Mode.
> > Apr 11 10:19:28 gandalf kernel: ide2: BM-DMA at 0x0800-0x0807, BIOS
> > settings: hde:DMA, hdf:DMA
> > Apr 11 10:19:28 gandalf kernel: ide3: BM-DMA at 0x0808-0x080f, BIOS
> > settings: hdg:DMA, hdh:DMA
> > .......however, as you can see, it does not detect the disk itself!
> Actually, I can't see as the disk probing happens later during boot...
> > This is very frustrating.
> > And yes, I have already checked the connections to the disk. They are
> > fine. :)
> Can you send me the complete dmesg log along with the version of the
> kernel you are using ?
J e s s i c a L e a h B l a n k