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Re: hdb: driver not present

hi ya jonathan

On Tue, 16 Dec 2003, Arnt Karlsen wrote:

> On Mon, 15 Dec 2003 21:07:53 +0000, 
> Jonathan Melhuish <lists@netacclaim.co.uk> wrote in message 
> <[🔎] 3FDE22A9.7030500@netacclaim.co.uk>:
> > After having recently installed Debian 3.0 over Mandrake, I'm trying
> > to get all my hardware working again :-(
> > 
> > Although the boot messages initially correctly identify all 4 drives
> > (two hard drives, CD-RW, CD-ROM), it seems only the primary hard disk
> > is usable.  During boot, I noticed it say "mod-probe: can't locate
> > module ide-disk" followed by "hdb: driver not present".  The primary
> > disk is a Maxtor, the secondary a Seagate, if that's relevant.  Both
> > were working fine under Mandrake with no further configuration.

hopefully hda is maxtor and seagate is hdb 
( both capable of ata-100 or ata-133 ), otherwise, ...

its a (very) bad idea to mix diffferent speed drives on the
same ide cable...
	- if everybody is talking ata-133... the slow cdrom running
	at ata-33/66 will hold everybody back to its slow speed

- its cheaper to get a $20 ide controller and put the slow cdrom/cdrw
	on its own ide controller
	- 1 drive per cable 

- for the cdrw, you will need to load the ide-scsi and associated
  modules for it
	( see list of modules you'd need )

- for the cdrom, if it doesnt support dma, you need to tell the 
  kernel that dma is off for that cdrom

c ya

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