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Re: Harddisk controller

On Tue, Nov 28, 2000 at 12:53:33AM +0000, iwrigb@tpg.com.au wrote:
> <snip>
> > > I've got a problem with my new computer, which has a Promise 
> Ultra 100
> > > harddisk-controller built in. My debian 2.2 Distribution doesn't 
> recognize it, so I
> > > can't use the harddrive. I've got some kernel Patches for Red-Hat 
> which were
> <snip>
> Take a look at www.linuxnewbie.org and look for an NHF (newbieized 
> help file) on ATA-66 this will tell you how to work out the memory 
> range for your promise controller. Then to install debian all you 
> will need to do is type the following at the initial boot screen 
> prompt:
> linux ide2=0x9400,0x9002,10
> your numbers may vary, the third number is the irq. If your board is 
> an ASUS A7V then these numbers are probably correct as this is the 
> board I use. 
> Once you have installed, you will need to boot the same way otherwise 
> the drive won't be found. Once you have booted you can put this line 
> in the lilo.conf file and run lilo as root to have it work 
> automatically:
> append="ide2=0x9400,0x9002,10"
> To use the secondary controller you will need an ide3=.... with 
> (obviously) different mem/irq values.
Just applie the kernel patches from www.linux-ide.org, this will make
the kernel auto-detect the promise ata100 controller (at least at my
asus a7v mb)
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What do you mean you needed that directory?

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