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Re: IDE/DMA problems?

I too get this message at boot, but i have 2 IDE drives on the 1st
controller, and a CD-ROM drive on the 2nd.
I don't think it's a problem with CD/HD on the same controller - I think
the kernel doesn't recognise the IDE controller.
Anyone got any ideas?

On 16/06/00 at 14:41 Jason Quigley spake the following magic words:

>Hi Horacio!
>I too get this message, but it started occurring when I attached an IDE
>CDROM to the same channel as the hard disk. I guess it's just stepping
>or something. I was using a SCSI CDROM before and didn't have this
>My suggestion would be to put the CDROM onto the other channel and see if
>things are better. I certainly see myself buying an IDE card for this
>At 11:38 +0200 16/6/00, Horacio MG wrote:
>>currently I'm entering the BIOS quite often for enabling/disabling the
>>IDE/SCSI boot, so that I can boot from an IDE (UDMA) HD or a SCSI HD as
>>All of a sudden, I've started to see some message from the kernel.  Here
>>is the 'dmesg' relevant part:
>>PCI_IDE: unknown IDE controller on PCI bus 00 device 78, VID=10b9,
>>PCI_IDE: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
>>PCI_IDE: simplex device:  DMA disabled
>>ide0: PCI_IDE Bus-Master DMA disabled (BIOS)
>>PCI_IDE: simplex device:  DMA disabled
>>ide1: PCI_IDE Bus-Master DMA disabled (BIOS)
>>hda: ST38630A, ATA DISK drive
>>hdb: CRD-8400C, ATAPI CDROM drive
>>hdc: ST34321A, ATA DISK drive
>>... strange as right now I've booted from the IDE disk and IDE boot mode
>>*IS* enabled in my BIOS.  I'm 100% sure I haven't fiddled with any other
>>BIOS option.
>>Any idea as to why this is happening?
>>Please, Cc: me as I'm not on this list.
>>Horacio					Anno MMDCCLIII A.U.C.
>>hacho@crosswinds.net			Valencia - ESPAÑA
>>Key fingerprint = F4EE AE5E 2F01 0DB3 62F2  A9F4 AD31 7093 4233 7AE6

Mark  Herrick - Liverpool - England
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