one thing I found out using triel and error is that setting "PCI Delay
Transaction" to enabled causes data corruption on WRITE to my ide drives
connected to an Promise Ultra 100 PCI controlelr (I didn't get any
corruption on the devices connected to the via ide interface, presumably
because my bios already had the right fix).
So, while the every pci master grant setting apperently fixes the internal
via ide interface corruption the PCI Delay Transaction option also must be
buggy (or my promise controller is) and causes data corruption at least
with an additional promise ultra 100.
board: asus cuv4x-d (Apollo MVP3 AGP + via686b southbridge)
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