Re: how to use promise fastTrak 378 with IDE disks?
On Fri, Mar 21, 2008 at 00:38:10 +0000, michael wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-03-20 at 23:28 +0100, Florian Kulzer wrote:
> > On Thu, Mar 20, 2008 at 20:33:50 +0000, michael wrote:
> > > I've a Asus A8V mobo which has a Promise FastTrak 378 controller,
> > > nominally for RAID but I can set it to 'IDE mode' in the BIOS. MS WinXP
> > > will then see the 2 IDE disks connected to it. However, when I boot into
> > > Debian etch (kernel: 2.6.18-5-amd64) I cannot see these 2 disks. I've
> > > looked about and tried a few things which haven't helped so I was
> > > wondering if anybody on here had such a system working?
> > I think this controller is supported by the sata_promise module. Please
> > run "lspci -nn" and verify that the controller has the vendor-ID 0x105a
> > and the device-ID 0x3373. (This should show up as "[105a:3373]"; post
> > the relevant lines here if you are unsure how to interpret them.)
> Florian, just to confirm it's IDE I wish to use with the Promise
> controller... here's the o/p
> mkb@amd64:~$ sudo lspci -nn|less -i
> 00:08.0 RAID bus controller : Promise Technology, Inc. PDC20378 (FastTrak 378/SATA 378) [105a:3373] (rev 02)
> 00:0f.0 RAID bus controller : VIA Technologies, Inc. VIA VT6420 SATA RAID Controller [1106:3149] (rev 80)
> 00:0f.1 IDE interface : VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE [1106:0571] (rev 06)
> mkb@amd64:~$ sudo lsmod|grep -i ata
> sata_via 16004 0
> sata_promise 18180 0
> libata 106784 2 sata_via,sata_promise
> scsi_mod 153008 2 sbp2,libata
Hmm, that looks like everything should be fine. What do you see if you
run "ls -l /dev/disk/by-path/"?
You can also try to remove the sata_promise module
modprobe -rv sata_promise
and load it again directly after that
modprobe -v sata_promise
(both these commands need root privileges).
Are there any (error) messages when you do that?
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