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Re: Promise Ultra 66

>>>>> "Ray" == Ray  <J.H.M.> writes:

    Ray> On Fri, Mar 17, 2000 at 21:32:35 -0800, Brian Lavender wrote:
    >> but it just flashes the characters
    >> 2FA:

    Ray> That's from the Master Boot Record program. 

    >> I also tried booting with a floppy with IDE support, but it won't
    >> detect it either.

    Ray> The bootfloppies for Slink don't handle UDMA66. You need to use bootfloppies
    Ray> with a kernel on them that's patched for UDMA66 support (using the IDE
    Ray> patches from ftp.kernel.org:/pub/linux/kernel/people/hedrick/). I'm not sure
    Ray> if potato's bootfloppies (will) support UDMA66.

 Oh, so _that_ is what the "ide" kernel is for.  I wish the long
 description in the package would at least describe what it's for...

 Should we create another flavor "ide"?

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