Re: Ultra ATA Hard Drives
Yes, the Ultra-DMA mini how-to available at the address below in text format
http://www-scf.usc.edu/~vibber/linux/Ultra-DMA.html in html seems to have all
the information I will need. Thanks a lot. I'll post a success report when I
get everything working.
> You could also look at the Ultra-DMA mini-HOWTO, it address the Promise
> card. http://sunsite.unc.edu/pub/Linux/docs/HOWTO/mini/Ultra-DMA
> On 23 Mar, Steve Hsieh wrote:
> > Yes, it is possible, but not without some work. If you want to use a
> > stable kernel, you need to rebuild a 2.0.33 kernel with the promise_ide
> > patch in order to recognize the promise ultra ide card. Patch can be
> > found at http://www.huwig.de/linux/mama/20-newdriver.html. But even then,
> > only DMA mode is supported. For built-in promise IDE and UDMA support, use
> > a developmental kernel such as 2.1.90.
> > On Mon, 23 Mar 1998, John Paul Lorenti wrote:
> >> I'm trying to install Debian on a friend's computer. She has a Gateway
> >> G6-233 with a Promise Ultra ATA harddrive controller card and a Western
> >> Digital Caviar UATA-IDE 4GB . The installer doesn't pick up the hard
> >> drive at all if it is connected to the Promise board. When connected to
> >> the motherboard, the drive won't boot into win95 and it fails linux's
> >> bad block scan when trying to create linux partitions.
> >> Is it possible to set up Linux on an Ultra ATA hard drive at this point?
> >> If so, can you point me to some details on how? I tried Deja News, but
> >> the messages seemed inconclusive.
> >> Thank you for your time,
> >> John Paul
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