Re: how to use promise fastTrak 378 with IDE disks?
On 21 Mar 2008, at 17:36, Florian Kulzer wrote:
On Fri, Mar 21, 2008 at 15:11:42 +0000, michael wrote:
On Fri, 2008-03-21 at 15:06 +0100, Florian Kulzer wrote:
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.
will then see the 2 IDE disks connected to it. However, when I
Debian etch (kernel: 2.6.18-5-amd64) I cannot see these 2
looked about and tried a few things which haven't helped so I was
wondering if anybody on here had such a system working?
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
run "ls -l /dev/disk/by-path/"?
mkb@amd64:~$ ls -l /dev/disk/by-path/
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 Mar 21 15:04 pci-0000:00:0f.1-ide-0:0 -
[ snip: partitions hda1 - hda11 ]
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 Mar 21 15:04 pci-0000:00:0f.1-ide-0:1 -
[ snip: partitions hdb1 - hdb6 ]
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 Mar 21 15:04 pci-0000:00:0f.1-ide-1:0 -
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 Mar 21 15:04 pci-0000:00:0f.1-ide-1:1 -
Hdc and hdd are two more (unpartitioned) drives connected to the VIA
No. They are 2 optical drives...
which doesn't seem to include the 2 *IDE* disks on the promise
Maybe the problem is related to the fact that the FastTrak 378
controller (00:08.0) does not have an associated "IDE interface"
in contrast to the 00:0f.0/00:0f.1 combination of the VIA chipset.
Unfortunately I don't know how the FastTrak 378 is supposed to be seen
by the system if everything works as intended.
No error messages:
mkb@amd64:~$ sudo modprobe -rv sata_promise
mkb@amd64:~$ sudo modprobe -v sata_promise
Is there anything in the syslog? Run "grep -i ata /var/log/syslog" or
"dmesg | grep ata".
Did you try to boot your system with the controller set to normal
operation (i.e. not IDE-mode) in the BIOS? A live-CD (e.g. Knoppix)
a newer version of the kernel might also be worthwhile to check out.
it fell over at the Grub loading stage